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5 Years For Brothers In Deadly N.J. Street-Racing Incident

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two brothers from Jersey City have been sentenced to prison time for their role on a street-racing incident that killed one pedestrian and injured another.

Giancarlo Guevara-Cabezas, 21, and Carlos Guevara-Cabezas, 26, were each sentenced to five years in prison on Friday, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office.

The Jersey City residents had pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and assault by a motor vehicle stemming from the July 2011 crash.

Authorities said the brothers were racing on a Jersey City street at speeds of about 60 mph when Giancarlo tried to pass his brother. The cars collided and Giancarlo’s vehicle spun onto the sidewalk.

One pedestrian was struck with such force that he was thrown into a school wall and impaled on a fence. The other pedestrian suffered a broken leg.

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