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Man gets 50 years for Auburn crash that killed 4 passengers

KENT, Wash. – The driver of a vehicle that crashed in Auburn, killing four passengers and seriously injuring a fifth, has been sentenced to nearly 50 years.

KOMO-TV reported that Nicholas Anderson on Friday was sentenced to 49 years and four months in prison. He was previously convicted of four counts of vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular assault and reckless driving.

Anderson was intoxicated and driving at a high speed in October 2014 when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway into a ditch, smashing into a tree and killing 23-year-old Caleb Graham, 21-year-old Rehlen Stone, 31-year-old Andrew Tedford and 29-year-old Suzanne McCay.

Another passenger was seriously injured in the crash.

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Couple adopt, help boy, 9, address his behavioral health, skills

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