An Ohio State Highway Patrol investigation says that Terrell was driving about 135 mph and his blood alcohol concentration was more than three times Ohio’s legal driving limit.
Zack Cooper, 21, was a passenger in Eskeli’s vehicle and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after the crash with serious injuries.
Benjamin Cooper, 22, was also a passenger in the Ford Focus and was taken to Springfield Regional Hospital for precautionary reasons.
The victims’ families and the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office asked that Terrell face the maximum punishment for what happened.
Eskeli’s family released a statement after the sentence that says in part, “While there is no punishment given to Marc Terrell that will bring Billy back, we are pleased that Mr. Terrell received the maximum sentence allowable by Ohio law.”
It continues on to say, “There is always going to be a gaping hole in our hearts, we know what Billy would want is for us to make him proud in the way we live our everyday lives. Be humble and be kind, and think of Billy.”