Man sentenced for crash that killed mother along I-55 - KMOV.com

Man sentenced for crash that killed mother along I-55

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Steven Willis is charged with aggravated driving under the influence Causing Death Steven Willis is charged with aggravated driving under the influence Causing Death
MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A man was sentenced Thursday for a fatal DUI crash that occurred in Madison County in October 2015.

Steven Willis, 40, of Maryville was sentenced to seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated DUI resulting in death in March.

Authorities say Samantha Miller, 27, was killed when Willis 2014 Chevrolet Truck struck and killed her near mile maker 16 along northbound I-55. Investigators believe Miller pulled over to the side of the road when her Mitsubishi broke down. Miller’s three kids were with her at the time.

Under Illinois law, Willis must serve 85 percent of his sentence.

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