Pine Grove man sentenced in fatal motorcycle wreck - - Jackson, MS

Pine Grove man sentenced in fatal motorcycle wreck

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LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A judge has sentenced 28-year-old Jeremy M. Powell, of Pine Grove, to 10 years in prison in connection with a motorcycle wreck that killed a Denham Springs couple.

Powell, who was scheduled to stand trial Feb. 14, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of vehicular homicide.

State police say Powell's car struck 22-year-old Brandon Wright and 21-year-old Joanna Wright while they were riding their motorcycle on La. Highway 1019 near Watson on Aug. 12, 2009.

Prosecutor Greg Murphy said tests showed Powell had hydrocodone in his system at the time of the wreck.

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