SW Mo. man gets 7-year sentence for deadly crash - KMOV.com

SW Mo. man gets 7-year sentence for deadly crash

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A seven-year prison sentence has been ordered for a southwest Missouri man who pursued a vehicle until it crashed, killing the other driver and two children.

The Joplin Globe reported the sentence was imposed Friday in the case against James A. Myers. The 23-year-old Carthage man had entered an Alford plea in January to a single count of involuntary manslaughter in a plea agreement dismissing two other counts of manslaughter in the case.

Myers told police he was following the SUV because he wanted to get 19-year-old Earl Wayne McAfee to stop driving carelessly with children in the vehicle.

The August 2008 pursuit in Carthage ended in a crash that killed McAfee and two young passengers -- ages 4 months and 3 years. Three others were injured, including the mother of both children.

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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