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Driver sentenced in death of Bob Barry Jr.

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 09:29:39-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The driver accused of causing the traffic death of an Oklahoma City sportscaster has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Twenty-seven-year-old Gustavo Castillo Gutierrez pleaded guilty Thursday to cocaine possession and causing an accident while driving a vehicle without a driver's license, resulting in death.

Police say Bob Barry Jr. was killed last June after his motor scooter collided with Gutierrez's vehicle as Gutierrez made an illegal U-turn.

Fifty-eight-year-old Barry had worked for KFOR-TV since 1982.

Gutierrez's plea agreement gave him five years for the traffic offense and 10 years for the drug offense, the maximum punishment for both crimes. The sentences will run concurrently.

Gutierrez has a history with U.S. Immigration and Customs and has been voluntarily returned to Mexico three times. Officials say his deportation process will begin after his sentence.