BRIGHTON, Colo. — A man will spend 15 years in prison for causing a deadly crash while live-streaming himself driving at speeds up to 167 mph, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office said.
Bryan Kirby, 44, was sentenced on Friday after he was convicted on the following charges in connection in July:
- Vehicular homicide
- Reckless manslaughter
- Leaving the scene of an accident causing death
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On Oct. 13, 2018, Kirby was live streaming to his Facebook account while driving on E-470 while his speeds fluctuated between 120 and 150 miles per hour, at one point hitting 167 miles per hour, according to the district attorney's office.
The district attorney's office said he was also heard saying, “we cruise at 140” during the stream.
>> Note: Video of the live stream below contains graphic language and footage of the crash, which could be disturbing to some viewers.
Prosecutors said Kirby continued to drive between 140 and 155 miles per hour while commenting on his speed.
Near the end of the stream, the district attorney's office said Kirby accelerated to 120 miles per hour and rapidly approached a sedan in the right lane from the left.
Kirby then crossed the center lane markings, hit the back of the sedan around 120 miles per hour, followed by a loud crunching sound heard on the stream before it ended abruptly, the district attorney's office said.
Kirby left after the crash, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the district attorney's office.
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