FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ In a story Dec. 17 about a North Dakota man sentenced to prison for a fatal crash, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Keagan Haas, 26, of Page, took prescription pills before getting behind the wheel. Assistant State's Attorney Tristan Van de Streek says the prescription drugs were administered at the accident scene.
A corrected version of the story is below:
ND man gets year in prison for crash that killed 1
North Dakota man sentenced to 1 year in prison for crash that killed 30-year-old friend
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A 26-year-old North Dakota man has been sentenced to a year in prison for a rollover crash that killed a passenger.
Keagan Haas, of Page, pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to an amended charge of negligent homicide. Haas was originally charged with manslaughter.
The crash last year in Cass County killed 30-year-old Joshua Melvin, of Page. Authorities say Haas drank alcohol before getting behind the wheel. He also had prescription drugs in his system, but Assistant State's Attorney Tristan Van de Streek says the drugs were administered at the accident scene.
Haas' public defender, Pat O'Day, says both families were deeply affected by the crash and had questions about evidence in the case.