A Lakeland man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing three people in a 2016 wrong way crash.
Witnesses said the man was street racing at the time of the crash. According to witness accounts, he was racing another car when that car cut him off.
The move caused the man to lose control of his car, which went airborne and flipped, landing on the other side of U.S. 98 and colliding with the car carrying the three deceased.
The man plead guilty to three vehicular homicide charges related to their deaths.
The man was facing up to 45 years in prison.
The man’s plea deal also states that he can never drive legally again.
Illegal street racing often occurs with tragic results. Car accidents from these races involve high speeds on unfamiliar roads. In the state of Florida, street racing is considered a very dangerous activity. It has resulted in physical injuries and wrongful death.
Injuries and deaths associated with street racing can be easily avoided. If someone you love has been the victim of an accident caused by illegal street racing, you need to seek legal help as soon as possible. Our Tampa Bay Auto Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can make sure we gather the important facts of your case and obtain the financial compensation you deserve.