Vt. man sentenced in wrong-way crash that killed woman, hurt boy

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NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) A man who drove the wrong way and crashed into a Rhode Island mother, killing her and seriously injuring her 4-year-old son, has been sentenced in New Hampshire to 6-12 years behind bars.

The Valley News reports Daniel Cowdrey, 40, of Hartland, Vermont, pleaded guilty Wednesday to negligent homicide and aggravated driving under the influence in the May 2016 crash. The plea deal called for one year of the sentence to be suspended.

Police say Cowdrey was traveling north in the southbound lane of Interstate 89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, when he struck a vehicle driven by Ellynn Koelsch.

The 34-year-old Koelsch, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cowdrey didn't speak at the sentencing hearing at Grafton Superior Court.

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