Motorcyclist pleads guilty to reckless homicide in 2022 crash that killed Bloomington man
BLOOMINGTON (25News Now) - A motorcyclist pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless homicide and driving under the influence of marijuana for a crash that killed a pedestrian on Veterans Parkway in Bloomington last year.
Prosecutors say Drew Tedrick was doing a wheelie with his front wheel in the air just three to five seconds before killing John Grisham, 37, of Bloomington, who was crossing Veterans, between Eastland Drive and East Empire on the Sept. 2, 2022.
Under the plea deal, the 23-year-old Tennessee man was sentenced to six-months in the McLean County Jail, but only has to serve the first 60-days if he complies with terms of his probation. Tedrick also has to pay $20,200 restitution, successfully complete treatment for substance abuse and attend a victim impact panel.
Tedrick does not have a criminal record but was convicted for petty speeding offenses in 2017 and 2019, according to a court document.
Tuesday, Tedrick heard Grisham’s parents read statements to the court.
“I can picture my son lying on Veterans Parkway because of your decision to get high and ride your motorcycle on one wheel,” said father Patrick Grisham.
“I’m sure this experience has been devastating for you, Mr. Tedrick, and your family,” said Grisham’s mother Barbara.
“I hope you never forget my son,” Barbara Grisham said.
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