Long Island man sentenced to prison in fatal dirt bike crash

October 09, 2018 - 5:09 pm

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Long Island man has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 10 1/2 years in prison for causing a crash last summer that killed two people riding his brother's suspected stolen dirt bike.

Christopher Bouchard, of Mastic, was sentenced on Tuesday after pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter.

Prosecutors say Bouchard and his brother were pursuing the bike in a minivan before the two vehicles collided in North Bellport.

The operator of the dirt bike, 19-year-old Keenen King, of Shirley, and passenger, 20-year-old Anthony Holmes-Garriques, of North Bellport, were killed.

At his sentencing, Bouchard apologized to the victims' families. His attorney said he has been remorseful and ``never wanted to hurt anyone.''