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Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Fatal Crash In Ventura County

Posted on Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:14am

An Oregon man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison as the result of a crash on the 101 Freeway in Ventura County, which killed a motorcyclist.

Prosecutors say Patrick Shea Magann was driving a pickup truck erratically on the freeway in Oxnard when he knocked a motorcycle being ridden by Daniel Smilanick.

The San Fernando Valley man died at the scene.

Magann didn’t stop, and led law enforcement officers on a wild chase which finally ended in Santa Barbara County, where they had to use a taser to finally take him into custody.

Magann pled guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer, and evading an officer.

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