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.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,