Man gets 11 to 30 years in Pa. crash that killed 2

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted in a New Year’s Eve crash in 2011 in central Pennsylvania that killed two people and critically injured a third has been sentenced to 11 to 30 years in prison.

The (Lancaster) Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era (http://bit.ly/1d2NqIh ) says 55-year-old George Nichols Sr. was sentenced Tuesday in Lancaster County Court.

Nichols pleaded no contest last month to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and aggravated assault.

Authorities said that Nichols was drunk when his car crashed into a sport utility vehicle on Route 272, killing 35-year-old Kelly Nagle of Denver and 31-year-old Michael Thavenius of Ephrata.

Nichols apologized to the families of the victims and said he shouldn’t have driven that night but also cited his past good works and questioned the police version of events.

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com

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