The man who killed two Cape Coral nuns in a 2009 car crash in Cocoa Beach, Florida, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the alcohol-related fatalities.
In September 2009, the 62-year-old man from North Fort Meyers, Florida, turned his Chevrolet Tahoe into the path of the women’s Toyota Prius on southbound US-41 at the intersection Gran Via in North Fort Myers. Two nuns, aged 80 and 84, were killed in the crash and a third nun — the driver — was injured.
The man’s blood alcohol content level was .228 at the time of the crash. He received the maximum 15-year sentence on Monday after pleading guilty, as well as 15 years probation. Also part of his plea was a pledge to give one speech a year at a church or school about alcohol abuse. The man had been arrested for drunk driving prior to this accident.
“I’m having a very hard time,” said the man, according to WINK News Now. “I feel horrible this happened. I feel bad … for the sisters, their family. My family … And that’s all I can say.”
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