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Man charged with 2015 fatal hit-and-run agrees to plea deal

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 13:50:02-04

York County, Va. – A Grafton man facing multiple charges for a 2015 fatal hit-and-run crash in York County agreed to a plea deal that will put him in jail for 12 years.

On May 6, 2015, Virginia State Police arrested 56-year-old Kevin Anthony Boone for the crash, which occurred in February 2015.

Police say Boone was driving on Rt. 17 when he hit Alyssa Lynne Rhoades and Kern G. Friday, who were walking southbound down the road. After hitting them, Boone continued driving.

Kevin Anthony Boone. Photo by State Police.

Kevin Anthony Boone. Photo by State Police.

Rhoades died from her injuries and Friday sustained extensive bodily injuries.

Boone was ultimately charged with

DUI manslaughter (for victim Rhodes), DUI maiming (for victim Friday), felony murder, felony DUI, revocation of license for multiple convictions of DUI, felony hit and run-injury, and involuntary manslaughter.

As part of his plea deal, the charges for second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, operating a vehicle with a revoked license, and prior DWI related manslaughter, were all nolle prossed.

Boone entered an Alford Plea for hit and run, aggravated involuntary manslaughter, and DWI.

He was sentenced to 35 years for all of the charges. However, all but 12 years were suspended.