A McCalla man will spend the rest of the year in jail for causing a DUI crash that killed another man in 2014.

Edward Michael Sexton, 49, was charged with murder in the Dec. 23, 2014, head-on collision that killed Samuel Hedgemon, 61.

He pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor, in August and reported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Wednesday to serve his sentence.

Sexton reached an agreement with prosecutors to serve 12 months in exchange for the guilty plea. Six of those months will be served in jail, with the remaining six on probation. He will receive credit for the 68 days he spent jailed after his arrest on a grand jury indictment in 2016, which puts his release date around Christmas.

According to police, Sexton drove head-on into Hedgemon's vehicle on U.S. Highway 11 near Exit 79 of Interstate 20/59 at 5:50 p.m. the day of the crash. Sexton was traveling west, and crossed over the median before the collision. Hedgemon, who lived in Holt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sexton pleaded guilty a DUI in 2006 and received a 90-day suspended sentence.