Lexington man gets five years in 2019 crash that killed two teens

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It was sentencing day for a young Lexington man involved in a car crash that left two brothers dead.

“This is just the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. I think about Roan and Neo every day and I have to live with that burden the rest of my life,” says Bobby Puckett.

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On Friday, Puckett was sentenced to five years for the deaths of his two friends two years ago.

In February 2019, Puckett, who was 18 at the time, was accused of having alcohol in his system and driving at a high rate of speed when he crashed into a tree on Harrodsburg Road at 3:44 a.m.

He was injured but survived, however 15-year-old Neo and 17-year-old Roan Sanders both died.

During the sentencing, Puckett’s lawyer Fred Peters acknowledged his client should be held responsible, but with some leniency.

“The victim impact letters are very telling that nobody wants Bobby punished severely, but they think, of course, he should be punished. This will be something that stays with him the rest of his life,” Peters said.

Puckett will begin serving his time in the Fayette County Detention Center before being turned over to the state Department of Corrections.