Man receives maximum sentence for drunk driving deaths

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A judge has sentenced a Kentucky man to 44 years in prison for a fiery crash in southern Indiana that killed four people.

WHAS-TV reports 33-year-old Charles Barlow of Louisville received the maximum sentence in Floyd Superior Court on Monday.

He pleaded guilty last month to causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, three counts of reckless homicide, and being a habitual offender.

Court documents say Barlow was driving more than 80 mph before the crash on Indiana 111 near the Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino.

The 2012 crash killed the other driver and the three passengers of his off-duty taxi, which burst into flames.

All of the victims were Louisville residents.

Barlow's attorney said he plans to appeal the sentence.