Driver faces 20 years for deadly Tulsa DUI crash

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Whitney Wheeler sentenced to 25 years in prison, 5 of them released under supervision
  • Wheeler plead guilty to manslaughter for the death of Greg Bush
  • Bush was driving his vintage car near 51st and Harvard when Wheeler his his car

On Friday morning, a judge sentenced Whitney Wheeler to 25 years in prison, with 5 years released for manslaughter.

"I prayed this morning that we could have a fair outcome and I feel that's the way it turned out," said Karen Greenawalt. She was Bush's girlfriend and was in the car at the time of the crash. She's still being treated for injuries.

Wheeler will serve a concurrent 10 year charge for driving under the influence. Police arrested Wheeler in June 2015 after a crash that killed Greg Bush. Records show she had a blood alcohol content almost twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.

She crashed into an antique Model T Ford near 51st and Harvard, throwing 68-year-old Gregory Bush from the vintage vehicle.

The veteran was pronounced dead at the scene.

In court Wheeler sobbed and asked the Bush family for forgiveness. The Wheeler family stayed after the sentencing to apologize to the Bush family.


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