Man Sentenced For Vehicular Homicide

A Tullahoma man has been sentenced in the vehicular homicide of his best friend last year. Michael Allen Duty, 30, of Wesley Street Tullahoma was sentenced to 10 years but to serve only a year in the county jail. Duty was accused of the Sept. 2, 2011 death of Louis William Alford Jr. on Matts Hollow Road. According to authorities, Duty was driving a Ford F-150 along Matts Hollow around 10:30 on Sept. 2, 2011 when said that he swerved to miss a car and struck a utility pole, injuring him and killing Alford. Duty allegedly told police that they had been drinking whiskey before the crash occurred. According to prosecutors, because of the two men being friends, his family asked the district attorney office not to prosecute Duty. But the district attorney’s office felt the case should be pursued. The prosecutors did take into consideration the family’s request.