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Texan Gets 3 Years In Wreck That Killed Her Brother

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WICHITA FALLS (AP) – A North Texas driver has been sentenced to three years in prison over a 2010 alcohol-related wreck that killed her passenger brother.

A jury in Wichita Falls on Wednesday decided the penalty for 28-year-old Elizabeth Monnique Duerson.

Duerson on Tuesday pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the one-vehicle accident that killed 20-year-old Benton William Crow. He was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Duerson had faced between two and 20 years in prison. She’s appealing her three-year sentence and will be allowed to remain free on bond but must wear an electronic monitor.

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