- Associated Press - Saturday, June 4, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An Asheville man is facing up to two years in prison after being convicted in connection with a 2014 accident that killed a pedestrian.

District Attorney Todd Williams told local media outlets that Maximilian Alexander was sentenced to 13 to 25 months in prison after his conviction on Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Police say Alexander was driving on Kimberly Avenue in Asheville when he lost control and his vehicle jumped a curb and struck Virginia Senechal, who was walking home on the sidewalk.

Williams’ office said data from Alexander’s Honda Fit showed that he accelerated to a speed of 65 mph before he lost control of the vehicle. The speed limit in the area of the accident is 25 mph.

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