Lufkin man gets 150 days in jail, 10 years probation for intoxicated manslaughter

Ronald Read (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Ronald Read (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man agreed to a plea bargain sentence to 150 days in the county jail and 10 year of probation Friday in connection to a fatal alcohol-related one-vehicle accident that occurred on Rivercrest Road in September 2012.

Ronald Ray Read, 58, pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony charge of intoxicated manslaughter.

According to a previous East Texas News story, Read was driving at 2001 Ford truck east on Rivercrest Road on Sept. when he left the roadway and struck a tree. The accident report stated that although Read wasn't injured, his passenger, Rickey Torbert, 52, died at the scene.

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