Fifteen-year sentence for man who livestreamed his drive down E-470

Staff reports
Posted 9/10/21

An Adams County judge sentenced a 44-year-old man to 15 years in prison after his vehicular homicide conviction earlier this summer.

According to a press statement, Bryan Kirby was livestreaming …

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Fifteen-year sentence for man who livestreamed his drive down E-470

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An Adams County judge sentenced a 44-year-old man to 15 years in prison after his vehicular homicide conviction earlier this summer.

According to a press statement, Bryan Kirby was livestreaming to his Facebook page while driving along E-470 in October 2018. The DA's office said Kirby's speed reached between 120 mph and 150 mph. At one point, the DA said Kirby accelerated to 167 mph, addressed his livestream and said, "We cruise at 140."

The statement said Kirby continued to drive at speeds of between 140 mph and 155 mph while making comments to Facebook viewers about the speed at which he was driving. Near the end of the livestream, Kirby accelerated from 117 mph to 120 mph. A dark sedan was in the right lane. Kirby rapidly approached the other vehicle, the press statement said, crossed over the center line and struck the rear of the other vehicle. The estimated speed was 120 mph.

One person died at the scene. Kirby fled the area before his subsequent arrest.

“Mr. Kirby’s unconscionable and reckless actions took a life and destroyed a family,” said Mason's statement. “My hope is this conviction will serve as a warning for others who even contemplate this kind of behavior. Put your phone down when you drive, and do not ever live stream yourself driving a car. Mr. Kirby’s behavior extinguished a life and now he’s going to prison. This simply did not have to happen.”

The Adams County jury convicted Kirby of three felonies .. vehicular homicide, reckless manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. The judge pronounced sentence Sept. 10.

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