WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A Wichita man who was arrested after leaving the scene of an accident that killed two people on a motorcycle in April 2022 was sentenced in court Friday.
Collin Becker, 24, was sentenced by a judge to 34 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident on December 8.
Court documents show that on April 16, 2022, Becker was driving a Dodge pickup westbound on 17th St when he attempted to make a left onto Tyler Road.
While taking his shift, he turned in front of a motorcycle, driven by 20-year-old Jacob Fowler, with 20-year-old Levi Ward as a passenger.
The two vehicles collided at the intersection, with the Honda striking the driver’s side of the Dodge. Ward was pronounced dead at the scene and Fowler was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Becker fled the scene by heading south on Tyler. He did not call 911 or attempt to provide any help to Fowler or Ward, according to an affidavit.
At around 4:40 am, Becker and his father arrived at the scene of the accident. Becker approached an officer and said, “I was in an accident” and extended both wrists to be handcuffed, the affidavit said.
Becker’s father told officers he and his wife received a phone call around 4 a.m. from Becker, who told them: “[he] he had messed up and was involved in an accident. Becker’s father then went to Collin’s home and drove him to the Wichita Police Department’s West Patrol Substation. No one was there, so they went to the crash site.
Upon further investigation, an open bottle of Elijah Craig Kentucky Bourbon was found in Becker’s vehicle, along with a packet of information for “A New Direction, Inc.”
Becker was charged on May 2, 2022.