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Fatal Car Crash Results in Maximum Prison Sentence

(RICHMOND) – a Richmond man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after a 2021 car crash. Cedric Adam Mayberry, 44, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced by a judge on March 9.

Cedric Mayberry

According to Chief Vehicular Crimes Prosecutor Alison Baimbridge, on Oct. 29, 2021, Mayberry was traveling at excessive speeds on Murphy Road near Hwy. 90 when he struck the back of another vehicle. That vehicle was stopped a red light when the defendant’s car hit him at approximately 83 miles per hour. The driver died on impact.

The subsequent investigation revealed that Mayberry was traveling at speeds of up to 121 mph in the seconds leading up to the crash. The defendant’s speed at impact caused the victim’s vehicle to strike two more vehicles before coming to rest.

“Fort Bend County is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of its citizens from reckless drivers,” said Baimbridge. “The defendant’s sentence sends a message that our citizens’ lives are valued and reckless behavior will not be tolerated.”

“Motor vehicles can be deadly weapons, and when used improperly, we will hold violators accountable,” said District Attorney Brian Middleton. “Drivers in Fort Bend County should drive prudently, especially when approaching intersections and cross walk areas. A family shouldn’t be mourning the loss of their loved one, because this crime never needed to happen, but for the recklessness of the defendant.”

Manslaughter in this case is a second-degree felony punishable by 2 – 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Mayberry must serve at least half of his sentence before being considered for parole. He was probation eligible.


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