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Former soldier receives 26 years for 2011 fatal I-64 crash

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Posted at 3:48 PM, May 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-29 15:48:07-04

A former Fort Eustis soldier will spend 26 years in prison for killing two Christopher Newport University students in a crash.

Jesse Evans Jr. was driving the wrong way on I-64 back in December of 2011 when he crashed into Kimberly Brin and Sierra Smith.

Both were killed.

Three other people were hurt in the crash.

Last year, a judge ruled his blood alcohol level could not be used as evidence because Evans was not arrested for DUI within three hours of the accident.

Still, back in March, a jury found him guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and maiming by DUI.

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