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Mo. man sentenced in crash that killed 2

 

FORSYTH, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed two passengers in his car.

Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Green, of Hollister, pleaded guilty in April to first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

Authorities said Green was speeding the night of Sept. 27, 2010, when he drove into a rock embankment on a road just west of Branson. The crash killed 24-year-old Jessica Jenkins and 25-year-old Nicole Porter, both of Branson.

Green had a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.16.

The manslaughter charge normally carries a maximum sentence of 15 years. But Green was charged as a prior and persistent offender because of prior felony convictions, meaning the judge could have sentenced him Thursday to 30 years.

 

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