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Ill. man sentenced to 8 years for deadly DUI wreck

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:52 a.m. CDT

EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man has been sentenced to eight years in prison in a 2012 drunken-driving wreck that killed a passenger in the other vehicle.

Twenty-five-year-old Travis King of New Douglas was sentenced Monday in Madison County. King already had pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated drunken driving.

Authorities say that on Oct. 20, 2012, King drove into the back of a pickup truck at the interchange of Interstates 270 and 55 near Troy. Sixty-two-year-old Geraldine Davis of Granite City died and her daughter was injured.

Prosecutors who say King's blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the state's legal threshold for intoxication had sought a 12-year prison sentence.

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