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‘We all have to pay’: Man gets 5 years for crash that killed teen, injured 3 others

After emotional statements from a victim and a member of her family, a Dahlonega man received a five-year prison sentence for a crash in Hall County that killed a 19-year-old man and injured his mother and two siblings.

Jonathan Derek Flanagan, 24, was convicted Wednesday of first- and second-degree vehicular homicide and several other charges, according to court records.

The crash on Dec. 6, 2016, on Thompson Bridge Road killed Jesus Perez, according to the Georgia State Patrol. His mother, Elizabeth Alvarez-Perez, sister Stephanie and brother Matthew were injured.

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Flanagan was driving too fast for conditions, GSP Cpl. Jonathan Munger said at the time.

“I do forgive him,” Alvarez-Perez said of Flanagan at the sentencing, “but we all have to pay when we do wrong.

“I do ask for the maximum. I know it's not going to bring my son back, but I do want justice.”

Her brother, Frank Alvarez, said his sister still suffers physically from the crash.

“Every day in her life” he said, “there's nights that she don't sleep because she's in pain because of the accident.”

Flanagan also was convicted of three counts of serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain his lane.

He will be on probation for 10 years after his prison term ends.

GoFundMe page to benefit the victims that was posted the day after the crash has raised more than $32,000.

In other news:

The shooting happened near Flat Shoals Road Thursday morning in DeKalb County.

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