Kansas City man sentenced for motorcyclist's death

4 years 4 months 1 week ago Saturday, July 12 2014 Jul 12, 2014 Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:50:00 PM CDT July 12, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 25-year-old Kansas City man gets two suspended sentences and 120 days in jail for a hit-and-run accident that killed a 57-year-old motorcyclist whose wife and daughter were killed by a drunken driver two years earlier.

Ronald O'Kelly was sentenced Friday to seven years for involuntary vehicular manslaughter due to intoxication and four years for leaving the scene of an accident. The Kansas City Star reports both sentences were suspended and O'Kelly was ordered to serve 120 days, followed by probation.

O'Kelly pleaded guilty in May to the April 2013 crash that killed Leroy "Buddy" Bronson at a south Kansas City intersection.

Bronson's wife, Diane, and their 11-year-old daughter, Anna, died July 4, 2011, when a drunken driver going the wrong way on Interstate 435 plowed into their car.

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