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Former dean sentenced for taking meth before fatal crash

Fox NY, June 16, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A former Long Island college dean is heading to prison for taking meth before his pickup truck slammed into a disabled car and killed two men.

Robert Beodeker was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison Monday. The 52-year-old pleaded guilty in April to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs.

Police say 76-year-old John Elder and 65-year-old Edward Ross were tending to a disabled car when Beodeker's GMC pickup truck struck and killed them in 2013.

Beodeker apologized in court and says he takes full responsibility for the crash.

The victims' families say Beodeker's sentence wasn't fair and was too light.

Beodeker was an associate dean at Suffolk County Community College. He was suspended after the crash and resigned last year.