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Hill-jumping drunk driver who killed three NEMO teens gets 12 years

Bradley Turner, 29, of Queen City, Missouri, was sentenced Friday morning at the Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville, Missouri. (Schuyler County Sheriff's Office)

The sentence was handed down Friday for a hill-jumping drunk driver who killed three northeast Missouri teens in a 2016 crash.

According to online court records, Bradley Turner, 29, of Queen City, Missouri, was sentenced to a total of 12 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

A Shelby County judge gave turner 12 years for count one and seven years each for counts two and three, but he ordered the sentences be served simultaneously.

On November 1, 2018, a Shelby County jury found Turner guilty of First-Degree Involuntary Manslaughter by Vehicle and two counts of Second-Degree Assault (Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Resulting in Injury).

The charges against Turner stemmed from a November 2016 crash in Schuyler County that killed three teenagers, critically injured a fourth and left a fifth with minor injuries.

Troopers said a drunk Turner was jumping hills at speeds over 100 miles per hour when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed.

The truck overturned multiple times on Schuyler County Route D near Downing.

The three passengers pronounced dead at the scene were Jason Sanning, 16, of Kirksville, Leticia Potter, 18, of Queen City and Alexis Shaw, 15, of Milan.

Angalet Pogue of Milan, who was 16 at the time, was critically injured and eventually recovered.

A fifth teen, Alyssa Sanning of Kirksville, who was then 17, suffered minor injuries.

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