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North Dakota woman sentenced in crash that killed Texas man

Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 11:59:59-05

BISMARCK, N.D.  — A woman who pleaded guilty to driving impaired and causing a crash that killed a Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Bismarck Tribune reports 28-year-old Terri Yelllow Hammer, of Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and other charges in the May 6 crash.

Conan Magilke, 51, of Lampasas, Texas, died at the scene. His passenger, Angelea Magilke, 48, was injured.

Police said Yellow Hammer lost control of the SUV she was driving south of Mandan, crossed the center line and collided with a pickup driven by Magilke.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Yellow Hammer showed signs of methamphetamine use.

Magilke’s son, Stetson Magilke, told Judge James Hill in court that the sentence was not harsh enough and that his family was getting a “raw deal.”