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Man sentenced in NH crash that killed Vt. woman

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NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison in a New Hampshire collision that killed a Vermont woman and injured her teenage stepson.

Luke Garlinger, 30, of Mansfield, Mass., had pleaded guilty last month to one count of negligent homicide while intoxicated and one count of second-degree assault. Prosecutors say he was speeding and intoxicated when his car crossed the center line on Main Street in Claremont in April and crashed head-on with a mini-van, killing Shellie Blaisdell, 42, of Windsor, Vt., and injuring her stepson.

On Thursday, Garlinger tearfully apologized to Blaisdell's family, saying he was reckless and irresponsible.

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