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Wyoming Man Sentenced in Crash That Killed Nebraska Teens

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has sentenced a Cheyenne, Wyo., man to up to 60 years in prison for a fatal crash in January that killed two Scottsbluff, Neb., teenagers.

Judge Keith Kautz sentenced 23-year-old Ethan Kaufman on Monday to serve 12 to 20 years for each of two charges of aggravated homicide.

Two passengers in Kaufman’s vehicle, Hallie Anderson and Alexis Wheeler, died in the Jan. 9 crash near the Nebraska state line.

Kaufman also was must serve three to 10 years on two charges of causing serious bodily injury to other passengers.

The sentences must be served consecutively, but one bodily injury count could be suspended if Kaufman serves the other sentences without incident.

Prosecutors say Kaufman was traveling 99 mph, was intoxicated and was texting before the crash.

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