By Associated Press - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - A Mesa man has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in federal prison in connection with a fatal crash last December.

Prosecutors say 22-year-old Hale Nahsonhoya was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix to 250 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

Nahsonhoya entered a plea agreement in April and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Authorities say Nahsonhoya was driving intoxicated on Dec. 13, 2016 and ran a stop sign at a high speed and caused a multi-vehicle crash at a busy intersection on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale.

Tribal police say the driver of another vehicle who was headed to church band practice was killed in the crash while a woman in a third car was seriously injured.

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