- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of a woman who let him drive her car and speed through a neighborhood at 72 mph (115 kph) before crashing.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports 22-year-old Taylor Daryl Roberts pleaded guilty in Forsyth County Court on Wednesday to felony death by motor vehicle.

Prosecutors say on July 9 Roberts begged 19-year-old Kayla Michelle King to let him drive her sports car. She consented and police say he drove through a neighborhood with a 25 mph (40 kph) speed limit and hit a utility pole and several trees.

King died from her injuries several days later.

Roberts was sentenced to between three years and five years in prison.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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