Driver sentenced to probation, fines in Gates Mills crash that killed two Hawken School students

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GATES MILLS - Chapin Berk, 18, was sentenced in court Thursday to probation for a crash that killed two Hawken students in May.

Chapin was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of operation without being in reasonable control for the crash.

For each count of vehicular homicide, Chapin must may pay a $1000 fine, donate $1000 to a charity of each family's choice, serve 5 years probation and have his driver's license suspended for 5 years.

The license suspension and probation will be served concurrently for those charges.

He will also pay a $100 fee for the reasonable control charge.

Berk's attorney Robert Glickman told I-Team reporter Peggy Gallek that Berk was devastated by the crash, but will be allowed to attend college normally while on probation.

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Berk was driving a Jeep with three of his classmates on County Line Road on May 14. The vehicle went off the road and hit two trees before it stopped.

Joshua Weil, of Cleveland Heights, and Alexander Doody, of Chagrin Falls, both 18, died as a result of the crash.

Both of the boy's families were in court Thursday and agreed with the charges.

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Continuing coverage of the Gates Mills crash here

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