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> April 27, 2017 – AAIM Victim Advocate Reports:
Defendant Michael Rankins age 21 at the time of the crash was sentenced today to 22 years to the Department of Corrections, 85% of the sentence must be served. Michael Rankins plead guilty to 2 counts of Aggravated DUI causing death and Reckless Homicide.
At the time of the crash, Rankins was driving a stolen car with 4 teenagers in the vehicle. The vehicle was estimated to be traveling at 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. Rankins lost control of the vehicle, killing the two teenage occupants and injuring the two other teens. Rankins BAC. was over .10 which was taken sometime after the crash.
The following is a link to the Rockford Registered Star full story.
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