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Man sentenced in crash that killed Baker University employee

Posted at 3:28 PM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-28 16:28:27-04

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Paola man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after a crash that killed a Baker University employee last year.

Tayler Livingston, 27, was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter in the February 2020 death of 25-year-old Deeva Sharma of Leawood, the Douglas County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

The crash occurred Feb. 24, 2020 on Kansas 33 about 6 miles east of Baldwin City. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Livingston was trying to pass another car when he hit Sharma's vehicle.

Livingston was not injured. A blood test found Livingston was intoxicated at the time, the district attorney's office said.

Sharma was an admissions counselor at Baker University, the Lawrence Journal World reported.

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