Prosecutors are recommending that the pickup truck driver accused in the deaths of four motorcyclists in a crash near Little Sioux, Iowa, be sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Andrew Schlichtemeier, 22, faces four counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of Jay Bock, of Omaha; Steven Benscoter of Pacific Junction, Iowa; and Dale Aspedon and Dennis Chaney, both of Glenwood, Iowa.
The four were returning from Sturgis, S.D., when the collision occurred on Aug. 9, 2010.
The maximum sentence on each charge is 25 years in prison.
According to a plea agreement filed Monday with the district court for Harrison County, prosecutors recommend that Schlichtemeier be sentenced to the maximum on each count, with two terms running consecutively and the other two being served at the same time.