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Driver sentenced for hit and run that killed 3, injured 3

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- Leonard Grosswiler and his wife Penelope were sentenced Wednesday in connection with the hit and run that killed three people and injured three people in August 2017.

Leonard Grosswiler was sentenced to 15 years in prison for three counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and one count of obstruction of justice. He will also serve three years probation.

Grosswiler pleaded guilty to all charges in October 2018.

Penelope Grosswiler was sentenced to 2 and a half years in prison for her role in hiding evidence related to the crash. She and Leonard admitted to replacing the broken windshield, cleaning out the inside, removing any papers inside and concealing the vehicle involved in the crash..

The crash on August 26, 2017 killed 22-year-old Shawn Wolcott, 11-year-old Courtney Smith, and 8-month-old Dolly Smith. The crash also injured Dolly's father, and Shawn and Courtney's brother, Bradley Smith and his girlfriend Allison Mikel.

Leonard Grosswiler will appear again in court on January 10.


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