Man gets prison time for Johnson County death

His pickup struck and killed a sheriff's deputy

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

39-year-old Adrian Espinosa-Flores was sentenced Friday 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 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 after prison. 


 

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