A drunk driver who killed his newlywed wife in a crash three days after their marriage will serve 12 years in prison for vehicular homicide.
The man, Michael Mosca, 32, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of vehicular homicide and second-offense DUI. He was given a 12-year prison sentence to be served as a Range Two offender, meaning he must serve 35 percent of his sentence before parole consideration. He will also be required to perform 200 hours public service work, pay $1,000 plus costs and forfeit his driving privileges for 10 years.
The wreck which claimed the life of his new wife, Candice Lee Mosca, 24, occurred on Dec. 15 of last year. Mrs. Mosca remained under treatment for nearly a week before passing away from injuries sustained in the crash. She was laid the rest on Christmas Eve last year.
According to highway patrol reports, the accident happened during the evening hours on Highway 30 (Spencer Highway) when Mr. Mosca’s 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo left the roadway for unknown reasons. Once off the two-lane highway his car slammed into a culvert and rode up a steep embankment, the steep angle causing the vehicle to flip several times. Mrs. Mosca was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. Investigators say neither of the victims were wearing a seatbelt.