Man sentenced to probation in Missouri crash that killed 2

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A man has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation for a head-on crash that killed a Missouri woman and a Florida man.

The Joplin Globe reports that 37-year-old Donovan Ryan, of Pineville, was sentenced after pleading guilty Thursday to two first-degree involuntary manslaughter counts and a second-degree assault count.

Court documents say a pickup truck he was driving crossed the center line of Missouri 59 and struck another vehicle in March 2015 about 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) north of the town of Noel. The crash killed 28-year-old Ashley Tharp, of Pineville, and 27-year-old Cody Blevins, of Sebastian, Florida. A 7-year-old boy also was seriously injured.

Ryan previously pleaded guilty to the less serious charges of careless and imprudent driving and driving on the wrong side of the road.
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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe