Teen Gets 14 Years for Fatal Crash

By: AP
By: AP

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida teen has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for a crash in a stolen car that left a woman dead.

A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 18-year-old Jermaine Nixon on Friday. He was convicted in September of vehicular homicide with failure to render aid, leaving the scene of a crash, grand theft and fleeing and eluding law enforcement.

Authorities say police had been chasing Nixon in March 2010 shortly before he hit a pedestrian, 21-year-old Kathryn Veroxie, and then crashed.

The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/Txte7j) reports that Nixon fled on foot but was captured a short time later.

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