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Man apologizes to family after admitting to DUI crash killing Greenville Co. teen

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Tyler Scraggs (Source: GCDC) Tyler Scraggs (Source: GCDC)
Haylee Cantrell (Courtesy: Greenville Co. Schools) Haylee Cantrell (Courtesy: Greenville Co. Schools)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a crash that killed a 16-year-old Travelers Rest High School student in 2016.

Tyler Scraggs entered a guilty plea on Tuesday during a court hearing in Greenville County.

The judge sentenced Scraggs to ten years in prison.

The crash happened in November 2016 along Taylor Road near green. Investigators said Scraggs and three others were in a PT Cruiser that overturned.

Haylee Cantrell, 16, was thrown from the vehicle and died from her injuries. Cantrell was a junior at Travelers Rest High School.

Scraggs was arrested and charged with felony DUI following the crash.

Cantrell's mother also offered an emotional statement in the hearing, saying she didn't expect Scraggs to apologize.

The judge allowed Scraggs to address the Cantrell family and he offered an apology. He said he wished he could take the events of the crash back and that, although he didn't expect Cantrell's family to forgive him, he was truly sorry.

"When he gets back out, i hope he sits there long enough to realize what he done so he don't take someone else's life," said Tina Cantrell, Haylee's mother.

Tina Cantrell said she is still coping with the anger of losing her daughter.

"Right now I hate God because I want to know why he didn't wake my baby up," she said. "But I'm working on it because nothing is going to keep me from getting to my daughter."

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