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Sentencing: Indianapolis man caused crash which killed one and injured three others

February crash was in Hancock County
Man sentenced for causing fatal accident
Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 16:32:11-05

GREENFIELD — An Indianapolis man will go to prison for five-years after pleading guilty to causing a crash that left one person dead and three others injured.

21-year-old Iran Taylor had four other men in his car when he hit another vehicle on County Road 600 East near State Road 234 in Hancock County in February.

One of the passengers, 22-year-old Reno Cook, died in the crash. The other three passengers were injured, but survived. A young woman in the car that was hit was not seriously injured.

According to investigators, Taylor was headed north on the county road when he passed stopped vehicles waiting to get through the State Road 234 intersection. Then, as Taylor's car crossed 234, it was hit by the vehicle driven by the woman.

Tests showed Taylor was impaired at the time of the crash. He tested positive for THC.

He pleaded guilty to one count of causing death while operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the blood, and two counts of causing serious bodily injury when operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance in the blood.

According to the Hancock County Prosecutor, Taylor was sentenced to ten-years, of which five will be served in prison.