Fatal crash nets Florida man 10-day sentence

Posted at 12:21 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 12:21:48-04

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man convicted in a fatal car crash that killed his teenage sister and two men in another vehicle has been sentenced to 10 days in jail — one day on the anniversary of the crash for 10 years.

The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that a judge imposed the unusual sentence on 24-year-old Erick Betancourt. He faced up to 27 years behind bars after pleading guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide.

Betancourt was behind the wheel when his vehicle veered into the wrong lane on Miami's Krome Avenue and crashed into another car in January 2014. Those killed were Betancourt's sister and the two men in the other car, including up-and-coming electronic music artist Anthony "DJ SonicC" Rodriguez.

Betancourt must also complete community service and several other conditions.

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