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Man accused in deadly hit-and run sentenced on 2017 drug charges

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 15:32:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A man who was arrested in connection with a deadly hit-and-run that killed two people in July 2018 was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday on 2017 drug charges.

Sean Michael Yacks, who was arrested in October, pleaded guilty to possession of a narcotic drug and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor. He was sentenced to four years in prison and has credit for 205 days served.

The U.S Marshals Violent Offender Task Force tracked down Yacks in Mexico and began working with Mexican authorities, who took him into custody. He was brought to the border and turned over to U.S Customs and Border Protection officers, who brought him to Pima County Jail.

Police say Yacks was involved in an accident that resulted in the deaths of 24-year-old Meghan Clevenger and 20-year-old Angel Vega.

Detectives have determined that a gold 2002 Honda Accord was traveling west on Speedway, toward Wilmot. As the Honda entered the intersection on a green light, it was hit by a black 2018 Nissan Sentra that had run a red light going north on Wilmot. Detectives say Yacks, who drove the Nissan, ran away.

Yacks could face other charges in that incident. He is next due in court July 23.

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An earlier version of this story did not specify that the sentence was for 2017 drug charges.