- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) - An Elgin man accused of causing a fatal car crash while intoxicated has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

A passenger died in the high-speed rollover crash near Burlington in Kane County. Evidence showed the car was traveling at about 100 mph. Two other passengers were injured in the 2012 crash.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Shannon D. Hill told the surviving passengers not to report the crash and then fled.

Hill was arrested later at a hospital. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office says witnesses told authorities Hill had been drinking and smoking marijuana.

Hill pleaded guilty to charges of failing to report an accident involving a death and reckless homicide.

He also admitted to an unrelated charge of selling heroin to an undercover officer.

He was sentenced Thursday.

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