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Man sentenced in fatal hit-and-run in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) – A 37-year-old Leavenworth man has been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail for a fatal hit-and-run.

Justen Michael McCarter was sentenced Thursday in the death of 44-year-old Adam Wheeler in March 2020.

Police say McCarter was speeding on a stolen motorcycle when he hit Wheeler, who was crossing a Leavenworth street.

Media reports that  witnesses told police McCarter was drag racing when he hit Wheeler.

McCarter pleaded guilty in October to involuntary manslaughter and possession of a stolen motorcycle.

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