Teen gets 28-60 years for police chase crash that killed 2
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 17-year-old youth to 28 to 60 years in prison for leading police on a high-speed chase in western Michigan that ended with a crash that killed his passenger and another driver.
Alejandro Torrez was convicted of two counts of second -degree murder and eight other charges stemming from the March 11 crash that killed 21-year-old Calvin College student Tara Oskam and Torrez’s cousin, 15-year-old David Torrez.
Authorities say a state trooper tried to stop Torrez for speeding in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids, but he fled and reached speeds topping 110 mph before going through a red light and slamming into a car driven by Oskam.
Torrez said in court Tuesday he was sorry and asks “God for forgiveness every night.”