Driver in crash that killed two teens sentenced to 20 years
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The driver of a car that crashed into a cement wall, killing two teens and injuring another, has been ordered to serve two decades in prison.
On Wednesday, Cody Olson was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He'll have to serve three years behind bars before he's eligible for parole. He pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter back in November.
Once Olson is released from prison, he'll have his license suspended for 10 years.
Police say Olson was driving a car with four other teens in March 2012 when he hit the wall near Curtis Road and the Connector at least 80 miles per hour. Scott Hyde was killed instantly while Kelsey Belcher later died in the hospital.
Only one teen was wearing a seatbelt. That person suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Two driving under the influence charges and a driving without privilege charge were tossed.
A report issued later by the Idaho Transportation Department said that Olson was racing the brother of one of his passengers, and had alcohol in his system.