A brain-injured Connecticut man will spend 11 to 12 years in state prison for a crash that killed four people, including three teenage girls who went to Springfield Central High School.
Nineteen-year-old Aaron Thorne pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday in Hampden County Superior Court.
Police said Thorne was driving an SUV more than 70 miles per hour when it crashed into a tree in Springfield in January 2017.
The crash killed 20-year-old Springfield resident Andrew Savage, and three Central H.S. seniors: Katrina Maisonet Jones, Adrianna Hernandez, and Cassidy Spence.
Thorne suffered a traumatic brain injury in the crash and was initially arraigned from his hospital bed.
He pled guilty Friday to four counts each of manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
Hampden County Court Clerk Laura Gentile told 22News that Thorne pled guilty and was sentenced to 11 to 12 years in state prison on the manslaughter charges.
After his release, he’ll serve five years probation for vehicular homicide.