Sentence Reduced in Triple-Fatal Olney Crash

Driver expresses remorse in court

A panel of judges reduced the sentence Friday for the driver in a May crash that killed three people in Olney, Md.

Kevin Coffay pleaded guilty in November to three counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of a crash. He was originally sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Coffay had been drinking the night he crashed into a utility pole and two trees, prosecutors said, and he fled the scene, leaving the bodies of three friends behind.

When police found Coffay about three hours later, his blood alcohol content was still twice the legal limit, prosecutors said.

Three judges decided to reduce the sentence to 8 years in prison and 5 years of probation.

Coffay told the court Friday that he feels remorse daily and asks God why he wasn’t the one who died.

Spencer Datt, 18; Haeley McGuire, 18; and Johnny Hoover, 20, died in the crash.

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