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Greenwood man sentenced to 14 years for street race crash that killed family on Christmas Eve

Posted at 10:55 AM, Nov 04, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – A Greenwood man has been sentenced to 14 years in connection with a street racing accident before Christmas Eve 2015 that killed three people.

Connor Tomlinson, 20, agreed to plead guilty to three counts of reckless homicide in September.

On Friday, Tomlinson was sentenced to served five years in the Indiana Department of Correction, three years in Marion County Community Corrections on home detention and six years on probation.

Tomlinson lost control of his Ford Mustang during a street race in the 4500 block of East Street on December 23, 2015, and crashed into a Chevy Trailblazer killing Rebeca Rodriguez-Gomez, 52, her daughter Jasmine Aldai-Rodriguez, 12, and Rogelia Legorreta, 59.

“Our sympathies go to the families of Ms. Rodriguez-Gomez, her daughter Jasmine, and Mr. Legorreta. This senseless tragedy and the loss suffered by their families was the result of Mr. Tomlinson’s choice to engage in horribly reckless behavior,” said Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry. ”We are pleased that through this plea agreement he has been held accountable for that choice and hope that this sentence serves as a warning for others who would take such risks.”

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Data recovered from Tomlinson's Mustang showed it was traveling at least 81-miles-per-hour just prior to the crash. Police say the speed limit in the area is 40-miles-per-hour.

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