Driver to be Arraingned in Accident that Killed 2 Children

Driver to be Arraingned in Accident that Killed 2 Children

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(KSL News) -- A man accused of hitting three Taylorsville children with his car last week, killing two of them and critically injuring a third will be arraigned tomorrow.

Nineteen-year old Michael Whitton is scheduled to appear in court by video from the Salt Lake County Jail tomorrow morning at 9:00.

He faces two second degree felony charges of criminal homicide and driving under the influence of drugs. Blood tests show traces of marijuana, speed, depressants and other drugs in Whitton's system.

The maximum sentence he'll face is 1 to 15 years in jail on each of the homicide charges, and five years for DUI.

Bob Stott, Salt Lake Co.District Attorney's Office: "That's all the law allows. There's no more or no other punishment than what the law allows. If you're a 19-year old and you're looking at 35 years, that's a long time. I'm not saying that's what will happen here, but certainly we've charged with the maximum that we can out of this incident."

Last Thursday, police say Whitton's car swerved off 1300 West and hit the children as they played in front of their home.

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