- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to striking and killing a pedestrian in Williston last year has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Twenty-two-year-old Bryan Wipf pleaded guilty in July to negligent homicide and driving with a suspended license.

The Williston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2drCwlp ) Wipf sat silently during Friday’s hearing, which was attended by more than 20 relatives of 64-year-old Lyle Forsberg, who died in December when Wipf struck him with his pickup truck.

Authorities said Wipf had been drinking, although his blood alcohol level was under the legal limit, and that he accelerated into the intersection where Forsberg was walking to work.

His plea deal called for a five-year sentence with three years suspended. He’ll get credit for the nearly 300 days he’s served in jail since his arrest.

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Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com

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