More than 12 years in prison for man who killed JOCO deputy

January 12, 2018 - 12:39 pm

A drunken driver who killed a Johnson County sheriff's deputy will spend years in prison, and then be deported.

Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 39, was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed.

Prosecutors say Espinosa-Flores was driving a pickup truck that hit Master Deputy Brandon Collins' patrol car at U.S. 69 near 151st Street in Overland Park in September 2016.

The patrol vehicle was pushed into a vehicle Collins had pulled over. A fire broke out and three people in the vehicle were injured.

Espinosa-Flores pleaded guilty in October to reckless second-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery.

Tests found his blood-alcohol content after the wreck was .160, twice the legal limit in Kansas.

Espinosa-Flores was in the country illegally and will be deported to Mexico after his prison sentence.

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