Man gets up to 24 years for crash that killed 6

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PENN YAN | A man has been sen­tenced to 12 to 24 years in prison for a crash that killed six Amish farm­ers and in­jured eight oth­ers on an up­state New York road last sum­mer.

Steven Eldridge, of Penn Yan, was sen­tenced Tues­day in his Yates County home­town af­ter plead­ing guilty last month to ve­hic­u­lar homi­cide and driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of drugs. The 42-year-old Eldridge ad­mit­ted he was high on co­caine and pre­scrip­tion drugs when he crashed into a van car­ry­ing 14 Amish farm­ers from neigh­bor­ing Steuben County on July 19.

The col­li­sion in the ru­ral town of Ben­ton pushed the van un­der a trac­tor that Eldridge was try­ing to pass.

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