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Tart sentenced to prison for fatal crash

Monday, April 23, 2012
Dillon Tart

Dillon Tart

A judge has sentenced Dillon Tart to 50 to 70 months in prison for the death of his girlfriend, 16-year-old Ashley Moore.

The sentence came after Tart pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday.

Officials estimate Tart was going at least 65 miles per hour in the Dunn Wal-Mart's parking lot when he crashed, killing Moore.

The state contended the accident was intentional. However, defense lawyers said he had a seizure as part of his epilepsy.

Just before sentencing, Tart apologized and, with tears in his eyes, said he loved his girlfriend.

Moore's father spoke after the sentencing.

"It adds a little closure, but it will never be the same," said Mike Moore.

Both families left the courtroom in tears.

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