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Hays teen driver gets probation for causing 2009 double fatal crash

December 23, 2010

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— A western Kansas teen who admitted to driving recklessly in crash that killed two of his friends has been sentenced to 17 months of probation.

The sentence was imposed earlier this week in Ellis County District Court against Clayton Hoffman of Hays.

Hoffman was 16 in September 2009 when he lost control of his pickup truck. The truck went into a ditch and rolled, landing on its wheels. Two 16-year-olds in the truck later died from their injuries — Jordyn Claiborn of Hays and Cody Younger of Munjor.

Under a diversion agreement, Hoffman will go through grief counseling, pay court costs and any fees associated with the diversion supervision.

The Hays Daily News reported that he will face a charge of vehicular homicide if he doesn’t meet the terms of the diversion agreement.

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