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Teen gets 28-60 years for police chase crash that killed 2

January 9, 2018

Alejandro Torrez enters the courtroom for his sentencing at the Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Torrez crashed his car during a police chase, killing his passenger, David Torrez, his 15-year-old cousin, and Tara Oskam, a 21-year-old junior at Calvin College. Torrez will spend at least 28 years in prison. (Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 17-year-old youth to 28 to 60 years in prison for leading police on a high-speed chase in western Michigan that ended with a crash that killed his passenger and another driver.

Alejandro Torrez was convicted of two counts of second -degree murder and eight other charges stemming from the March 11 crash that killed 21-year-old Calvin College student Tara Oskam and Torrez’s cousin, 15-year-old David Torrez.

Authorities say a state trooper tried to stop Torrez for speeding in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids, but he fled and reached speeds topping 110 mph before going through a red light and slamming into a car driven by Oskam.

Torrez said in court Tuesday he was sorry and asks “God for forgiveness every night.”

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