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Man Sentenced for Double Fatal Accident, DUI

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sean Masten, 25, has been given two prison terms in connection with the deaths of two people who died as a result of a car crash he caused while driving under the influence of methamphetamine.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sean Masten, 25, has been given two prison terms in connection with the deaths of two people who died as a result of a car crash he caused while driving under the influence of methamphetamine.

 

The Springfield man was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Calvin Holden to 12 years for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 60-year-old Kathy Newman and 7 years in the death of Joshua Sportsman, 24, according to Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson.

 

Newman was the driver of a car Masten hit in the February, 2012, accident near Scenic Avenue and Elm Street. Sportsman was a passenger in the car Newman was driving.

 

Patterson said drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed and ran a stop sign, striking into

Newman’s auto. She was dead at the scene. Sportsman was also killed in the crash.

 

Newman, who left the scene of the accident, later submitted to a blood test that showed he had meth in his system.

 

He was sentenced to 4 years for leaving the scene of the accident before police arrived.

 

All counts are to run concurrent with each other.

 

Masten will serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole

 

 

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