Allen to serve seven years in prison

    Petersburg, Alaska (KINY) Allen was sentenced for manslaughter charges for a van crash on July 4, 2016 that claimed the lives of the death of Molly Parks, 18 and Marie Giesbrecht, 19.

    Allen was sentenced to 16 years in prison but nine of the years were suspended.  He will also pay restitution to the victims.  After his prison sentence, Allen will serve five years on probation.

    In addition, he was sentenced to serve 100 hours of community service by Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens.

    Allen was driving a van owned by the Borough of Petersburg with three passengers in the vehicle.  They were working to prepare for the communities July 4th parade celebration that morning when the vehicle crashed near South Harbor.  Catherine Cardenas was also injured in the crash.

    The incident has also resulted in a civil lawsuit filed against the Borough.  Allen was given credit for 360 days he has already served.

    In the plea deal, Allen pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter.  The charges of first-degree assault, manslaughter, two counts of murder in the second degree and unsworn falsification in the second degree were dismissed.

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