- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

PENDER, Neb. (AP) - A Walthill man has been given eight to 16 years in prison for a drunken driving crash in northeast Nebraska that killed his passenger.

Twenty-year-old Miguel Tapia was sentenced on Wednesday in Thurston County District Court in Pender. He’d been convicted on May 21 of vehicular homicide and drunken driving, second offense.

The case stemmed from a Nov. 23 crash in which 20-year-old Princess Morris died. The Macy woman was traveling with Tapia when he lost control of his pickup. The truck rolled after it left a county roadway near Walthill, landing on Morris.

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