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Man involved in hit-and-run crash that killed teenager in Wheat Ridge gets 35 years in prison

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DENVER — A man involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a teenager in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1K1ynL5 ) Alton Kirkland was sentenced Tuesday for the May 2 death of 18-year-old Jordan Sprouse. Kirkland previously pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Prosecutors say he was drunk when he sped through a red light and crashed into Sprouse's car. Kirkland's girlfriend and her two young children also were in his car and were injured.


Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com

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