UPDATE: Man gets 8 years in fatal motorcycle group crash

UPDATED Thursday, February 6, 2014 --- 3:27 p.m.

CHILTON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for killing two motorcyclists from Michigan in 2012.

Twenty-seven-year-old Clinton Lovelace of Hilbert was sentenced Thursday.

WLUK-TV reports Lovelace also was sentenced to 15 years extended supervision and seven years on probation.

Prosecutors say Lovelace was under the influence of drugs when he crossed the center line in Fond du Lac County, hitting a group of 10 motorcyclists. Two riders were killed and eight others injured.

As part of a plea deal, Lovelace pleaded no contest in September to charges of killing someone by negligent operation of a vehicle. He also made an Alford plea to separate reckless injury charges, meaning he did not admit he was guilty, but did agree prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 --- 7:44 p.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man has been convicted for slamming his car into a group of Michigan motorcyclists last year, killing two of them.

As part of a plea deal, 26-year-old Clinton Lovelace of Hilbert pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges of killing someone by negligent operation of a vehicle.

In his Alford plea to separate reckless injury charges, Lovelace did not admit he was guilty, but did agree prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.

Lovelace faced 12 felonies after crashing into a group of riders on a Fond du Lac highway in May 2012. Daniel Winsemius and Douglas Yonkers died as a result of the crash. Eight others were hurt.

WLUK-TV reports Lovelace faces a potential 40 years behind bars. Sentencing is set for Feb. 6.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Sunday June 17, 2012 -- 7:38 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man accused of causing a fatal crash involving a car and 12 motorcycles has been ordered to stand trial on six charges, including second-degree reckless homicide.

Twenty-five-year-old Clinton Lovelace of Hilbert is accused of crossing the center line in Fond du Lac County and striking 10 of 12 motorcyclists who were headed back to Michigan earlier this month.

Two men from Muskegon, Michigan and Twin Lake, Michigan were killed. Seven others were injured, two of whom remain in intensive care.

Defense attorney Mary Wolfe moved to have the charges dismissed, but Judge Gary Sharpe said there was probable cause to believe a felony was committed.

A trial date hasn't been set.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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