- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) - A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a wreck that killed two people in Cherokee County.

Solicitor Barry Barnette said in a news release that 19-year-old Austin Shackelford was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges including felony driving under the influence involving death.

Forty-three-year-old Tanya Jean Tiede of Spartanburg died in the March wreck on state Highway 110 near Cowpens. Her mother, 65-year-old Sandra Kay Effler of Cowpens, died at a hospital several days later.

Tiede’s husband and 11-year-old daughter were hurt in the wreck.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says Tiede was traveling south on the road when a car traveling north crossed the center line and hit her car head-on. Prosecutors say Shackelford had taken alcohol and drugs before the crash.

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