Denison man gets 60 years for fatal crash into house

DENISON, TX -- Richard Allen Taylor is sentenced to 60 years in prison for the death of 28-year-old Jennifer Comstock of Denison. News 12 spoke to a resident who witnessed the horrific crash, and obtained 911 calls from that night.

Emotions echoed out of a Grayson County courtroom Wednesday after a judge sentenced Richard Allen Taylor of Denison to 60 years in prison for the death of 28 year old Jennifer Comstock.

"He went into a meth rage, struck a vehicle, left the scene of the accident, and then drove into a house," said assistant district attorney Donald Carter.

In April, Taylor pleaded guilty to felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after driving his car into a Denison home in January last year, leaving Jennifer, the mother of a 7 year old boy, dead.

"The substance in his system was methamphetamine," said Carter.

News 12 obtained 911 calls from the night this neighborhood won't forget:

"There's a car on Morton and it's driven into this house there's a car in this house, but there's gas leaking, you can smell the gas and they can't get the babies out!"

"A car! I've got a car in somebody's house there's kids in there!" said another caller.

And one woman tells News 12 she witnessed the entire accident, "A blaze of fire errupted inside the house. To think that you're in your house,your personal secluded space, and someone comes and parks in as though they're parking in a garage."

In court, the defense argued Taylor never intended to hurt anyone.

"The accident itself was physically almost impossible to comprehend. 60 miles an hour, with a hood wrapped over the windshield, never touched the break," said defense attorney Scott Smith.

While Jennifer's family still believes she was expecting, we've learned her autopsy didn't show a pregnancy.

"I talked to the medical examiner and she said if it was an early stage pregnancy it could have been missed, but there was actually no evidence that she was pregnant," said Carter.


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