A Moravian Falls man was sentenced to between 84 and 113 months in prison in early November after he pleaded no contest to a charge of felony aggravated death by motor vehicle in connection with a fatal wreck that occurred in January 2015.

Judge John O. Craig sentenced Theodore Antonio Ferguson, 52, after finding him guilty in Wilkes Superior Court. Craig gave Ferguson credit for seven days he spent in jail and ordered that the sentence run concurrent with a federal sentence Ferguson received in an unrelated case.

Ferguson was driving a 2003 GMC sport/utility vehicle northbound on N.C. 18 South in Boomer when his vehicle went left of center and collided head-on with 1994 Toyota driven by Rondal Lee Sweet, 48, of the Pores Knob community.

Sweet died of head and other injuries he received in the wreck while being transported by Wilkes Emergency Medical Services to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

Ferguson was also transported to Baptist by Wilkes EMS for treatment of a broken leg and other injuries. An N.C. Highway Patrol trooper on the scene said Ferguson stated that the wreck occurred after he fell asleep.

The wreck occurred just south of the caution light at the intersection of N.C. 18 South and Boomer Road. Both vehicles were destroyed.

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