08/07/2013 01:57 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT

Ontario man sentenced for Alexandria crash that killed 2

An eastern Ontario man has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison after two people were killed in a crash last September.

A judge in Cornwall, Ont., sentenced 26-year-old Kevin Menard of South Glengarry on Wednesday in connection with a crash on Sept. 23, 2012.

In the crash, Menard was driving 200 kilometres per hour when he lost control of his 2006 Cadillac and struck a tree on McCormick Road near Alexandria.

Menard pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death in June.

The passengers, 21-year-old Colin Geddis and 26-year-old Jasmine Morris, died in the crash.

Menard also suffered serious injuries in the crash and he was airlifted to hospital.

Morris left behind two children and Geddis would have turned 22 on Wednesday.

Nine family members read victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing and more were in attendance.