A North Dakota man has been sentenced in South Dakota to seven years in prison for causing an accident that killed his front-seat passenger.
Gabriel Culver, of Dickinson, N.D., earlier pleaded guilty to drinking and driving.
The 27-year-old used to live in Spearfish and was driving a pickup on April 26 that crashed into a bridge on Homestake Road.
Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Sukstorf, of Spearfish, died at the scene and two other passengers were injured. Culver was also seriously injured.
The prosecutor says Culver's blood-alcohol concentration was above the legal limit more than four hours after the accident and speed was also a factor.
Besides prison time, he won't be able to drive for 10 years after his release and must pay restitution.
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