Reckless driver sentenced to prison for manslaughter - FOX34 Lubbock

Reckless driver sentenced to prison for manslaughter

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A reckless driver sentenced to more than a decade in prison for causing the crash that killed a passenger in his vehicle last year.

Michael Hastings, 31, is sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter. He was speeding on MLK Ave. near 19th street when he crashed into the median, struck two light poles and a tree before coming to a stop.

The front seat passenger Charles Smith, 23, died in the crash.

Hastings has to serve at least half of his sentence before he's eligible for parole.

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