A driver who livestreamed to social media his vehicle speeding, above 100 mph, on E-470 and a subsequent fatal crash was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.
Bryan Kirby, 44, was convicted of vehicular homicide, reckless manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident causing death, on July 15, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.
On October 13, 2018, Kirby was livestreaming to his Facebook page as his car got up to a speed of 167 mph, according to a news release. Kirby addressed the livestream and said: “We cruise at 140.”
He continued driving well above 100 mph, in the dark of night, and near the end of the livestream his car crashed into the rear of a dark-colored sedan in the right lane.
“Kirby rapidly approached the sedan from the left, crossed over the center lane markings, and struck the rear of the other vehicle while traveling at approximately 120 miles per hour,” the DA’s office said.
After the crash, Kirby fled the area. The other driver died at the scene.
“Mr. Kirby’s unconscionable and reckless actions took a life and destroyed a family,” said District Attorney Brian Mason, in the release. “My hope is this conviction will serve as a warning for others who even contemplate this kind of behavior. Put your phone down when you drive! And do not ever livestream yourself driving a car. Mr. Kirby’s behavior extinguished a life and now he’s going to prison. This simply did not have to happen.”
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