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Man Sentenced In Shelbyville Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash

Man Sentenced In Shelbyville Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash

By Jenny White. CREATED Aug 18, 2014

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - A man who was behind the wheel in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Shelbyville has been sentenced to 9 years in prison.

James Rader struck a plea deal with prosecutors late Friday on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He accepted a nine-year prison term.

Last August, Shelbyville police said Rader was driving an SUV when he hit and killed 41-year-old David Brown as he rode his motorcycle.

Witnesses tried to follow Rader, but lost him.

He was arrested in March of this year.

Rader will have to serve a little more than three years before he's eligible for parole.