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Mo. Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Double Fatality

Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:33 AM by Associated Press

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CLAYTON, Mo. - An eastern Missouri man who was drunk and speeding before causing an accident that killed two people and injured five others was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Twenty-one-year-old Patrick D. Walsh of Florissant was sentenced Wednesday for two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault. He pleaded guilty in November.

Police say Walsh had a blood-alcohol content of .146 and was speeding up to 100 mph when his pickup hit another car on Interstate 270 in Florissant.

Two passengers in the other car, 38-year-old Steven M. Brueggen of Florissant and 37-year-old Michael R. McLemore of O'Fallon, died in the September 2011 wreck. Five other people suffered minor injuries.

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