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2 killed, 1 injured in fatal drunk-driving accident in Iowa

Imagine the pain you would feel if your loved one was killed by a drunk driver. Many of these collisions take place seemingly out of nowhere; you could be planning a get-together or be waiting for your loved one to arrive just to discover he or she had been killed. That's the pain the families have felt in Davenport, Iowa, after a double-fatal drunk-driving crash took the life of two men from Orion, Iowa.

The crash took place in September 2014 when the now-24-year-old driver had been speeding at around 68 miles per hour on Brady Street. While the 24-year-old sped with a blood alcohol level reported to be over twice the legal limit, he eventually collided with a car that had three people inside. Two of the people inside passed away; they were in the front of the vehicle. In the back seat, one other passenger survived, but reports stated that he is still in recovery. He's suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and physical injuries.

The 24-year-old driver apologized for his actions in court, but his sentence was not light. According to the sentence, he will have 50 years total for two counts of homicide by vehicle. On top of that, he'll have another 5 years in prison for causing severe bodily injuries to the third passenger in the vehicle.

Each sentence is consecutive, which means they will not be served at the same time, stretching the sentence to a full 55 years. If the 24-year-old is able to prove good behavior in prison, he could be allowed out on parole, as it was allowed with his sentence.

Source: KWQC 6, "Kai Miller sentenced to 55 years for fatal drunk driving crash," Tiffany Liou, May. 21, 2015

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