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Teen sentenced to 5 years in fatal Jackson crash
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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving in a wreck that claimed the lives of two people.
Media outlets report that Monday, Judge Roy Morgan gave 19-year-old Makarious Searcy a five-year sentence — with seven months to be served in custody and the rest on state probation. Searcy will also lose her driver's license while serving her sentence.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Boyd testified that Searcy had been racing a friend, Jordan Bailey, on July 30, 2015 in Jackson. The two could have been driving around 80 mph.
Boyd said Searcy hit a vehicle carrying 44-year-old Jay Hogan and 32-year-old Julie Hogan, killing them.
Searcy apologized to the victims' family in court.
It's unclear whether Bailey will go to trial or if she has an attorney.