Ex-MSU strength coach sentenced 7 to 15 years for fatal crash

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 7:42 AM EDT
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A former Michigan State University basketball strength and conditioning coach is facing several years in prison after being sentenced Thursday afternoon.

was convicted of two counts of reckless driving causing death last month.

Prosecutors say he was texting and driving when he crashed into the back of a car on

35-year-old Gladys Johnson and her 5-year-old daughter were killed in the crash.

Prosecutors wanted a long prison sentence but Moyer's lawyers were trying to get zero jail time.

Moyer received 86 months - 15 years in jail for distracted driving. Judge Michael Wright, who was overseeing the hearing said, "this was no accident, the message is not getting through - don't text and drive."

The sentencing took place in Monroe County 38th Circuit Court.