WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A Wichita man has been sentenced to over two years (34 months) in prison for a hit-and-run crash last year that killed two people, including a KAKE First Alert Storm Tracker

Sedgwick County Judge Eric Williams sentenced Collin Becker on Friday. He was charged with one felony count of leaving the scene and pleaded guilty on December 8. 

Colin Becker (Sedgwick County Jail)

The crash happened near 17th Street North and Tyler Road at around 2:20 a.m. April 16, 2022. Police said Fowler and Ward were on a motorcycle heading northbound on Tyler and were stuck by 2011 Dodge Dakota at 17th Street. The pickup then fled the scene.

Jacob Fowler and Levi Ward, both 20 years old, died in the crash. Becker, who was 23 at the time, was arrested when his father brought him back to the scene talk to investigators.

Ward, the motorcycle passenger, was a storm chaser and KAKE First Alert Storm Tracker.

KAKE Managing Meteorologist Jay Prater (left) and Levi Ward