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Man sentenced for 2015 Vegas double fatal DUI

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Published: Apr. 18, 2016 at 11:38 AM PDT
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A 23-year-old South Korean man has been sentenced to 12 to 30 years in Nevada state prison for driving drunk and causing a high-speed crash that killed two teenagers in a car on a busy Las Vegas road 13 months ago.

Seong Mo Lee apologized before sentencing Monday by Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish.

Several family members spoke of the pain left by the March 2015 deaths of 17-year-old Kamesha Gilmore and 18-year-old Gabriell Thomas.

Police said Lee's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when the Mercedes he was driving ran a red light and slammed at 117 mph into the girls' Nissan Versa on Boulder Highway.

Lee was awaiting trial at the time on a misdemeanor drunk driving charge stemming from a July 2014 arrest.

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