A habitual felon in Columbus County is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to a DWI crash that severely injured a woman in 2015.
According to the District Attorney's Office, Jeremy Dean Rogers, 35, entered a guilty plea on Sept. 25 to aggravated felony serious injury by vehicle and driving while impaired among other charges.
Rogers was sentenced as a habitual felon to 7 to 9.5 years in prison.
Around 7 a.m. on June 4, 2015, Rogers was traveling east on NC 130 near Whiteville in a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche when he passed a log truck and a school bus in a no-passing zone and collided head-on with a Cadillac Escalade driven by Tammy Reed of Supply.
Reed, who was an emergency room physician at Columbus Regional Hospital at the time, suffered broken bones and other serious injuries in the crash. Prosecutors said Reed suffered debilitating pain and required multiple surgeries to recover from her injuries.
According to online records with the NC Department of Public Safety, Rogers has prior convictions in Brunswick County on drug, larceny, robbery, and DWI charges.