Driver sentenced in fatal car wreck

Apr 30, 2013 The Associated Press

GILLETTE -- A driver involved in a Campbell County crash that killed his passenger has been sentenced to 11 to 18 years in prison.

Alexander Earl Jennings also was fined $3,445 at a sentencing hearing Monday.

Jennings pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in February after a crash that killed Sarah Van Woerkom.

Highway Patrol troopers say that after Jennings had visited bars on July 7, he drove away with his friends but rolled his vehicle while trying to enter Interstate 90. Van Woerkom died of injuries from the crash.

Prosecutor Ron Wirthwein said that at the time of the crash, Jennings was on probation for his second and third convictions for driving under the influence.

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