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Honaker man sentenced to 7 years for role in fatal crash

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A Honaker man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the death of a passenger in a 2015 crash.

A jury found Clinard Gary Lambert guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence following a two-day trial back in July.

The jury recommended a sentence of seven years in prison, which a judge agreed with Wednesday.

Witnesses testified that Lambert had just left a methadone clinic prior to the crash on Big A Mountain in Russell County in March 2015 which killed 27-year-old Forrest River Ramey. Lambert's blood work taken following the wreck revealed meth and other controlled substances in his system.

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