A South Dakota judge has ordered a new trial for a Belle Fourche man who has been serving a 25 year prison sentence for a crime his attorneys say he did not commit.
Oakley Engesser has been in prison since 2001 after he was convicted of vehicular homicide and vehicular battery.
Engesser's conviction came after a fatal crash he was involved in outside of Sturgis in 2000.
Engesser was injured and his friend Dorothy Finley was killed after troopers estimated the two were traveling at more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 90.
Engesser was charged eight months after the crash and convicted by a jury.
Now new witnesses have come forward who say that Finley was the one who was actually driving that day.
Judge Warren Johnson overturned Engesser's conviction on Monday and ordered a new trial.
It will now be up to the state to decide if they want to appeal the decision or pursue charges again.
We'll hear from Engesser's attorney tonight on KELOLAND News who says his client has been serving prison time for a wrongful conviction.