Driver sentenced in fatal Cedar Park street racing crash
CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – A driver in a 2018 street racing crash that resulted in the deaths of two children has been sentenced, according to KXAN.
Blake Kirkpatrick, the driver, will be on probation for 10 years after pleading guilty to racing on a highway and causing a fatality. The sentence was originally a 10-year term in prison but was reduced to probation, which, according to the article, will include time to be spent in county jail.
Kirkpatrick will also lose his license for a year as a condition of probation.
The charges are related to an accident that occurred on January 10, 2018, when Kirkpatrick and another man, Hayden Michael Hammer, were street racing. At West Whitestone Boulevard, Hammer crashed into an SUV carrying a mother and her 1-year-old and 8-year-old sons.
The boys died in the accident.
Hammer remained on the scene after the collision, but Kirkpatrick fled the accident and about a day later found by police.
Hammer was sentenced to seven years of prison last September and would serve 10 years of probation at the same time.
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