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Augusta Father Sentenced In 2011 Crash That Killed His 3-Year-Old Son

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An Augusta father has been sentenced in a 2011 crash that killed his 3-year-old son.

Tuesday, a judge sentenced James Grates, III to 5 years in jail.

Investigators say Grates he was under the influence of drugs when he hit a utility pole at the intersection of Old Savannah Road and Gordon Highway in July of 2011.

His son, Devin Grates, was not wearing a seatbelt and died several days later from injuries in that crash.

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