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Kentucky man sentenced to 20 years in crash that killed 5

August 28, 2018

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who prosecutors say was legally drunk when he hit and killed a family of five has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports that 58-year-old Daniel Greis was sentenced Monday, following his conviction on five counts of wanton murder last month.

Prosecutors said Greis has a blood alcohol level above the legal limit and THC in his system when he tried to pass in a no-passing zone while fatigued in October. He slammed head-on into a car driven by Rodney Pollit Jr.

Pollit, his wife Samantha Malohn and 9-year-old Hailieann, 8-year-old Brenden and 6-year-old Cailie died at the scene.

Prosecutor Rob Sanders says the jury didn’t expect Greis would live to see parole eligibility in 17 years, so they recommended the minimum.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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