Missouri: Patrick J. McCormic will spend only one year in jail for killing Janet Esrock when he was driving drunk and hit her head-on; her child was injured

Patrick McCormick

• A Chesterfield man who was drunk last year when he crashed his car head-on with another vehicle — killing a Chesterfield teacher and injuring her son — was sentenced today to a year in jail.
St. Louis County Circuit Judge Thomas J. Prebil also sentenced Patrick J. McCormick to five years of probation, and ordered him to wear an alcohol-monitoring device for a year after his release.
McCormick pleaded guilty in June in St. Louis County Circuit Court to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault in connection with a 2011 head-on crash that caused the death of a Whitfield School teacher.
McCormick, 54, of the 16800 block of Lansbrooke Court, was drunk Aug. 26 when he drove his 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe across the center line of Wildhorse Creek Road near Riverdale Drive and slammed into a 1992 Infiniti G20, police said.
The driver of the Infiniti, Janet Esrock,  ….MORE