Man sentenced to 15 years for street racing deaths

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WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man will spend 15 years in prison for killing two people while street racing in 2011.

A Burke County Superior Court judge sentenced 40-year-old Michael D. Mathis on Friday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide.

Authorities say Mathis was street racing in a residential area in November 2011 when he lost control of his car and plowed into two people who were either watching the race or walking along the road.

The collision killed both 15-year-old KeShon Burdette and 27-year-old Kevin Johnson.

A second racer, Torrance Crumbley, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges.

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