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Driver in 2022 DUI crash that killed Bartonville teen sentenced to maximum 14-year prison term

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An 18-year-old Peoria man will spend the next 14 years in prison after a deadly DUI crash.

Mia Duscek, 15, was a passenger in the vehicle Clayton Bell was driving when it crashed at 6700 W. Pfieffer Road in February 2022. Duscek was killed in the crash.

Duseck was heard screaming from the back seat of the vehicle in a video taken moments before the crash. Another passenger begged Bell to slow down. He was driving around 80 mph in a 35-mph zone.

Bell pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated DUI and reckless homicide in March. Peoria County prosecutors asked for the maximum sentence.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.