Ky. man gets 44 years for fiery S. Indiana crash

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Associated Press

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 1:02 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Kentucky man to 44 years in prison for charges stemming from a fiery 2012 southern Indiana crash that killed four people.

WHAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ePdtjT ) 33-year-old Charles M. Barlow of Louisville received the maximum sentence in Floyd Superior Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty last month to one count of causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, three counts of reckless homicide, and being a habitual offender.

Court documents say Barlow was driving more than 80 mph before the crash on Indiana 111 near the Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino. The crash killed the other driver and the three passengers of his off-duty taxi, which burst into flames. All of the victims were Louisville residents.

Barlow's attorney said he plans to appeal the sentence.

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