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Iowa Man Gets Prison in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

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    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A northeast Iowa man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison in connection to a crash last June that killed a woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle.

    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 22-year-old Bryan Cornwell received the sentence Monday in connection to the death of 20-year-old Katlyn Leekley, of Jesup. He pleaded guilty to multiple charges as part of a deal, including homicide by vehicle. He will be eligible for parole after seven years.

    Leekley's boyfriend, 24-year-old Derek Martie, was driving the motorcycle and was injured in the crash.

    Authorities say Cornwell was driving a pickup when he struck the couple's motorcycle then drove away. Police say he had a blood alcohol content of .214, well above the legal limit to drive.