Man gets life sentence for deadly crash while eluding police

An Alabama prosecutor says a man convicted of killing a couple in a 2016 car crash while eluding police has been sentenced to life in prison.

Posted: Jan 23, 2019 10:47 AM

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prosecutor says a man convicted of killing a couple in a 2016 car crash while eluding police has been sentenced to life in prison.

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes tells the Opelika-Auburn News that 35-year-old Antonio Reese was sentenced Tuesday. The Auburn resident was found guilty in November on two counts of reckless murder regarding a crash that killed 58-year-old Dennis Richard Finley and 51-year-old Rhonda Finley, and injured two others.

The crash happened after a car sped away from an Opelika police officer trying to pull it over. The officer lost sight of the car after the attempted traffic stop, but later found it crashed with another car that had the Finleys and two other people inside.

It's unclear if Reese has a lawyer who could comment.

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