An Independence man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and other charges related to wreck that resulted in the death of two boys, ages 6 and 10.
A Jackson County judge sentenced Brian K. Moyer, 42, on Thursday to 15 years in prison on each of two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was also sentenced to four years in prison for leaving the scene of an accident. All sentences were set to run concurrently.
According to court records, witnesses told police that silver vehicle was driving between 70-100 mph on 12th Street when it left the road and struck a utility pole, flipping and landing in the yard of a private residence. Two boys were ejected as well as the driver, later identified as Moyer.
The juveniles died as a result of their injuries.
A police investigation revealed that Moyer's vehicle was involved earlier in a hit-and-run near Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue.
The driver of a white Cadillac and Moyer stopped briefly and agreed to exchange information, but Moyer's vehicle fled the scene. When Moyer's vehicle crested the hill on East 12th Street at Newton, the crash occurred that resulted in the deaths of Moyer's sons.
The police investigation revealed no safety child restraints were used at the time of the crash.
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