Dayton man sentenced in crashes that kill woman, injure her baby

Walter Shane Bradley, 35, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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He was sentenced to 11 years on the aggravated vehicular homicide, four years on aggravated vehicular assault and three years for bribery in a different case.

On Aug. 22, Bradley was driving a pickup truck down East Third Street in Dayton when he hit two vehicles near St. Clair Street.

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He then struck a third vehicle at the intersection of East First and Keowee streets.

At Taylor and Monument streets, Bradley hit a fourth vehicle, killing Kristin Burton upon impact and seriously injuring her 13-month-old child. 

Bradley was reportedly going more than 60 miles per hour and had a blood alcohol content almost three times the legal limit of 0.08.

He did not have a valid driver’s license at the time.

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“This defendant, having no driver’s license, made the selfish and bad decision to drive drunk,” said Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. “His bad judgment resulted in one victim’s death and a year-old child being seriously injured. This defendant attempted to bribe a witness. He deserves the 18 year sentence he received.”

Bradley was convicted in September after he pleaded no contest to charges.

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