Teen gets 30 years for New Year's Day crash that killed couple - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Teen gets 30 years for New Year's Day crash that killed couple


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- An 18-year-old has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for a New Year's Day crash that killed a New Berlin couple last year.

At the time of the accident, Kelly Duke was 17 years old. Police say he sped into an intersection with a stolen car and slammed into another vehicle. Tests show Duke had a blood-alcohol level of 0.183 at the time. Edwin and Jean Thaves, who were inside the other car, were killed.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the victims' family sought the maximum sentence of 45 years. Duke's attorney says he has no memory of the crash and suggested a sentence of 15 years.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.