- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A motorist accused of striking and killing a 64-year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk on Williston’s Main Street just before Christmas has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent homicide.

Twenty-two-year-old Bryan Wipf initially had faced a manslaughter charge in the Dec. 22 incident that led to the death of Lyle Forsberg.

Authorities say Wipf was driving with a suspended license and had been drinking, though his blood alcohol level was under the legal limit.

The Williston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/29CZt0l ) Wipf entered his plea on Thursday to the negligent homicide charge that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Manslaughter carries a maximum of 10 years behind bars.

Prosecutors are recommending that Wipf be sentenced to serve two years in prison. A sentencing date was not immediately scheduled.


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

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