Sentence handed down in fatal 2006 accident

Quinlan – A sentence is handed down in connection to a fatal 2006 accident.

A judge Monday sentenced Eddie Dale Malone, of Quinlan, to two years in a state jail on each of three counts of criminally negligent homicide. Malone had previously entered open pleas of no contest to the charges.

Witnesses say Malone was driving erratically and weaving along Highway 276 before crashing into another vehicle head-on. Alvin Dillard; his wife, Flesta Doris Dillard; and Earnest Peters, all of Wills Point, died as a result of the crash.