- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction man has agreed to a 15-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in a crash that killed his friend in 2011.

The Daily Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1pZTCCP ) that 39-year-old Jason Shriver pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The passenger in his car, 39-year-old Shannon Gallegos, was killed.

Shriver was arrested in April 2013 after a two-year Grand Junction police investigation, in a case assisted by DNA evidence from the crash scene.

A 1999 Ford Taurus rolled multiple times the night of the crash, ejecting Shriver and Gallegos. Gallegos was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shriver told police he wasn’t sure who was driving, but DNA tests later revealed he was behind the wheel.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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