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A man drew five to 15 years in prison for his role in a fatal car accident in which his vehicle's "black box" showed he was traveling at 106 mph seconds before the crash.

Danny Hopkins, 47, who was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Lindsay Kyle, wept during his sentencing Friday and asked for forgiveness from the family.

At the sentencing, Kyle's mother, Sarah Palermo, told Hopkins: "You killed someone good because you are an evil, selfish, cowardly person."

On Oct. 19, 2003, Hopkins' car slammed into the back of a car driven by Kyle, 26, who has stopped at a red light.

The event data recorder, installed in most newer model vehicles, showed that Hopkins' car was traveling at 106 mph four seconds before the crash. The speed limit on the street was 30 mph. Hopkins, who fled, surrendered two days later.

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