Grand Rapids man sentenced in 2017 crash that killed 2 teens

Posted at 3:30 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 15:30:04-05

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in a 2017 hit-and-run crash that killed two 13-year-old girls in Flint.

A Genesee Circuit court judge sentenced Jerry Turnbow on Thursday in the August 2017 deaths of Ashyrinta Clemons and her best friend, Tatiana Brown.

WNEM-TV reports Turnbow pleaded no contest to six charges, including two counts of reckless driving causing death.

He was sentenced to 5 to 15 years on each count, and ordered to serve those sentences concurrently.

At Thursday’s sentencing, relatives testified about the pain and loss the girls' deaths had caused.