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Philadelphia Man Gets 13 to 26 Years In Fatal Crash

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MEDIA, Pa. (AP) – A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 13 to 26 years in prison in a crash in a stolen vehicle that killed a Villanova University student last fall.

In January, 29-year-old Donnie Sayers had rejected a plea offer that would have resulted in a sentence of 12 to 25 years. He was awaiting jury selection Friday when he pleaded guilty to charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault, theft, and related counts.

Police said Sayers was driving a stolen vehicle fleeing police in Delaware County in September when he hit a car carrying two Villanova students.

Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Giletta, of Wyckoff, N.J., died and the other student was hospitalized. Sayers expressed remorse and said he confessed when he heard that another man had been arrested.

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