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Vehicular Homicide Plea Results In 18 Years To Serve

A Dallas man charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving collided with a manned-motorcycle in August of 2016, was sentenced this month to serve 18 years. He will spend at least 10 of those years in prison.
 
26-year old Frank Freeman Childers was driving a Honda Civic south on Highway 113 in Carrollton, when he attempted to pass the vehicle ahead of him, all-though the cars were in a no-passing zone. The car crossed the double yellow line in a curve and then collided head on with a motorcycle driven by 44-year old Billy Maples of Carrollton. The impact threw Maples and the motorcycle into the southbound lane where he was then struck by a Nissan Altima that had been behind the Civic.
 
Following the crash, Childers had complained of internal pain and was taken to Tanner Medical. He somehow left the hospital un-noticed and was able to elude arrest for about a week before he was located in a local motel.
 
Earlier this month, more than 100 Harley Davidson riders and motorcycles took part in an event honoring Maples. The First Billy Maples Rider Down Fund Ride And Benefit was held to benefit the Carroll County Community Riders, a fund that has been established to help motorcyclists involved in an accident with financial assistance.