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Man gets prison for causing fatal drunk driving crash

Cody Loomis sentenced to 12 years
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Posted at 12:16 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 16:10:23-05

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A man will spend over a decade in prison for causing a drunk driving crash that killed a Muskegon County couple.

Cody Loomis was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday on two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death. He pleaded guilty to the charges in November.

Loomis was charged after causing a head-on crash in March in Holton Township. Melissa Nash and her fiancé, 39-year-old Justin Ducham, were both killed in the crash.

The couple was raising Nash’s two children together and planned to get married in October.

**Correction: This article originally said Loomis was sentenced to 24 years in prison. Muskegon County prosecutors originally said he was sentenced to 12 years on each charge to be served consecutively, but have since clarified that Loomis received six years on each charge.**