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25 years for man's involvement in deadly wreck

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Jason Gentle as he appeared in April 2014. (Photo: Metro Jail) Jason Gentle as he appeared in April 2014. (Photo: Metro Jail)
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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County judge sentenced a Huntsville man to 25 years in jail for his involvement in a deadly wreck.

Jason Christopher Gentle was convicted of reckless murder after he was involved in a deadly accident in 2011.

Robert Walker, 73, of Ardmore was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by Gentle, who was driving a truck at the time. Walker later died.

Gentle's defense attorney said his client has always been remorseful over the wreck.

"He feels completely responsible," said attorney Chad Morgan. "It's a horrible tragedy for both sides. I hope the best for the victim's family and for my client's family."

Gentle was charged with possession of a controlled substance and DUI after the wreck that killed Walker.

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