VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Sentencing has been handed down for the driver responsible for a crash that killed a motorcycle rider in Virginia Beach two years ago, WAVY reports.
Rasheen Beasley was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison with nearly six years of the sentence suspended for the November 2018 accident. Police said he was speeding in a Ford Mustang when he drove from Rosemont Road into the westbound lanes of Interstate 264, and went into the path of another car.
That vehicle hit the Mustang, causing Beasley to lose control of his vehicle and collide with a motorcycle operated by 35-year-old Joshua David Patterson. The motorcycle hit a wall and Patterson was ejected and killed.
Beasley pleaded guilty in February to charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.
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