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A Glendale man who was impaired by marijuana use and driving without a license at the time of a fatal 2014 Phoenix freeway crash has been sentenced to 10 years in prison

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PHOENIX — A Glendale man who was impaired by marijuana use and driving without a license at the time of a fatal 2014 Phoenix freeway crash has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 20-year-old Robert Joseph Lopez was sentenced Tuesday. He had earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Authorities say 16-year-old Devonna Crouch was riding in Lopez's car and died in the Dec. 12, 2014 high-speed crash on Interstate 10 near the interchange with U.S. 60.

They say Lopez's vehicle ran into the median and struck a light pole.

Police investigators say Crouch died at the scene after her head struck a bolt on the light pole.

They later got a search warrant to draw Lopez's blood after he showed signs of impairment.

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