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Tucson man gets prison term in fatal 2012 crash

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson man who killed his passenger and injured another woman in a fatal alcohol-related crash in January 2012 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Pima County prosecutors say 42-year-old Daniel Douriet was sentenced Monday.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault in December and was facing up to a 36-year prison term.

Authorities say Douriet lost control of his car while driving north on East Benson Highway, hit a road sign, a light pole and a wire fence before veering back onto the road and into oncoming traffic.

Douriet's 48-year-old female passenger was killed and the 26-year-old woman driving another car suffered serious injuries.

The Arizona Daily Star says Douriet sustained head injuries and was booked into jail after spending several days in the hospital.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,

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