Man Accused of Intentional Crash Sentenced

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- A southern Kentucky man accused of intentionally driving his car into the path of another vehicle killing the other driver has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Commonwealth Journal reports 36-year-old Justin Litton was sentenced last week after pleading guilty in August to manslaughter, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.

At the time of the March 18 crash, Somerset Police Department Lt. Shannon Smith said video from a deputy's patrol car showed that Litton intentionally caused the collision. Police were pursuing him after family members reported that he had been drinking and was suicidal.

The collision killed 33-year-old Levi Stephens.

During the sentencing hearing, Litton apologized to Stephens' family and said he did not mean to kill the other man.

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