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Hypoglycemic driver convicted

A jury in Burke County has found a man guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing a fatal wreck because he blacked out from low blood sugar.

Authorities said Lee Hutchins’ car crossed the center line on U.S. 64 in March 2013 and slammed into a minivan, killing Michael Piercy and injuring his wife and daughters.

Prosecutors say along with low blood sugar, Hutchins also had an ingredient in marijuana and a painkiller in his system.

Hutchins apologized to Piercy’s family. His attorney says he plans to appeal. Associated Press

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