St. Louis Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Causing Crash That Killed 4 People And Injured 4 Others

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man who ran a red light before causing a 2023 crash that killed four people was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Cedric Dixon, 35, agreed to a deal in which he pleaded guilty to four counts each of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault and one count of leaving the scene of a crash. In exchange, the prosecutor dropped armed criminal action charges.

Police said Dixon was headed southbound in February 2023 when he veered into northbound lanes to get around stopped traffic. After running a red light, he smashed into an SUV that was carrying seven teenagers and a 20-year-old. The impact caused the SUV to topple over a guardrail onto the road below.

The crash killed Anthony Robinson, 19, of Jennings; Richard Boyd, 19, of Sullivan; Bryanna Dentman-Johnson, 18, of Vinita Park; and Corntrail McKinley, 20, of St. Louis. Four others were injured.

Dixon, whose driver's license was revoked at the time, fled and turned himself in days later.