Max Townsend, Convicted In The Deaths Of Three Moore High Students, To Be Formally Sentenced

Thursday, August 19th 2021, 6:38 am
By: Caleb Califano

MOORE, Oklahoma -

Three families who lost their high school students in a deadly crash will find out what's next for the driver found guilty of hitting them. 

Max Townsend is expected to be sentenced Thursday at 2 p.m. He is facing life in prison. 

He was found guilty on all 10 counts in that deadly Moore crash, including three charges of second-degree murder. 

Townsend was convicted of hitting and killing Moore High School students Kolby Crum, Yuridia Martinez, and Rachel Freeman then leaving the scene. 

It happened during their cross-country practice in February of 2020. 

Investigators say Townsend was driving 77 miles per hour when he hit the runners with his pickup. 

Those three second-degree murder convictions could carry three life sentences.