ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP, Post Staff) — The driver of a stolen vehicle involved in a crash that killed four people has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Eighteen-year-old Skylar Lucas-Cox was sentenced Friday for two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree assault. As previously reported, he pleaded guilty in September.
Lucas-Cox told the judge he was driving a stolen car that collided with a pickup truck on Riverside Road near Cook Road in St. Joseph on April 14. The crash claimed the lives of Karlo Ginn, Dayton Crockett, Dasean Darden and Javion Thompson. Court documents assert that after the crash, Lucas-Cox tested positive for cocaine, marijuana and benzodiazepines.
The judge sentenced Lucas-Cox to eight years for each count of manslaughter and six years for assault. He could be eligible for probation after the first eight-year sentence.