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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man convicted of manslaughter in a DUI crash that killed his friend was sentenced Wednesday.
Police say Robert Kempf was speeding in the early morning hours of Feb. 5, 2012, when he lost control of his white Corvette near the I-264 split in the northbound lanes of I-71. The Corvette off the road, slammed into a rock embankment and rolled over, killing his passenger, Michael Carr.
"I would just like to apologize to everyone involved in this case," Kempf said before learning his sentence. "Michael Carr was one of my best friends and I have to live with this for the rest of my life. And I just hope that something good can come out of this somehow."
Kempf was originally charged with murder, but it was later reduced to manslaughter. He was also charged with DUI and three counts of wanton endangerment.
The judge rejected a request for probation and sentenced Kempf to seven years. His attorney, Mark Inman, says he plans to ask for shock probation in a few months.