- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - A man on the run for several weeks after skipping out on his vehicular-homicide trial has been sentenced to just over 10 years in prison.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/0P33Bf ) 22-year-old Robert Malsch was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May to vehicular homicide and other charges in a crash that killed 30-year-old Michael Ely.

Court documents say in February 2015 Malsch was driving up to 120 mph in Redmond before he slammed into the back of Ely’s Honda Fit while it was stopped at a red light. The force of the crash sent Ely’s car off the road and killed him instantly.

Witnesses said Malsch’s vehicle spun multiple times and wound up in a ravine.

Tests showed his blood-alcohol level was .20 and that he had marijuana in his system at the time.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com



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