By Garth O'Brien | October 14, 2008
Filed Under Athlete DUI
Great Britain – October 6, 2008. Luke McCormick, 25, will not be tending goal for his Plymouth Argyle team for a long time. The professional soccer player was sentenced to serve seven years in prison for a ghastly crime. During the summer McCormick was under the influence of intoxicants while driving his Range Rover.
McCormick was heading home after attending his brother’s wedding when he smashed into the Peak family’s vehicle. The accident claimed the lives of Aaron Peak, 10, and his younger brother Ben, 8. The brother’s father, Phil was driving and suffered severe injuries restricting Phil to a wheelchair.
During the hearing the Peak brother’s mother, Amanda, sobbed while holding their photo. A statement was read on her behalf while she wept openly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Peak family.