Driver Gets 22-Years in Prison for Crash that Killed Four Teens

Skylar Lucas-Cox, 18, pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter and assault.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017 11:26 AM
Updated: Nov. 17, 2017 2:50 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A Buchanan County judge sentenced an 18-year-old man to 22-years in prison for a deadly car accident in April that killed his four teenage passengers.


Skylar Lucas-Cox, 18, pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter and assault.

The accident happened in April. Authorities said Lucas-Cox was driving a stolen truck when he crashed into an oncoming car near Riverside and Cook Road.

The crash killed four other teens riding as passengers in the vehicle.

Prosecutors said Lucas-Cox tested positive for cocaine, marijuana and alcohol at the time of the crash.

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