Former Gwinnett County Police officer sentenced in fatal accident
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A former Gwinnett County police officer who hit and killed a teenager last year is heading to jail.
Scott York pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, speeding, and failure to maintain lane.
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Investigators say York was on his way to a call driving 97 miles an hour down Singleton Road when he hit 16-year-old Jose Coreas-Mejia and his 18-year-old cousin. That was in January 2017.
Coreas-Mejia died from his injuries.
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York was fired from the Gwinnett County Police Department after the accident.
The judge sentenced York to 180 days in jail and then nearly five years on probation.
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