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Provo Man Headed to Prison for Chase That Led to Fatal Crash

Provo Man Headed to Prison for Chase That Led to Fatal Crash



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A judge has ordered a Provo man to spend up to 15 years in prison for leading police on a car chase that ended in a fatal crash.

Steven Phillipe pleaded guilty to first-degree felony automobile homicide and second-degree felony failure to stop for the June car chase and accident in Provo that killed Miguel Martinez Montero of Santaquin.

Police say the 50-year-old Phillipe fled from a shopping center parking lot at about 60 mph when they tried to stop him. Police were looking for Phillipe because his daughter believed he might attempt suicide.

Phillipe crossed four lanes of State Street traffic and collided with Montero's car.

In 4th District Court yesterday, he apologized to Montero's family.

Judge Steven Hansen ordered Phillipe to serve concurrent sentences of one to 15 years and zero to five years in prison.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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