A Wisconsin man is facing between five and 17 years in prison after being convicted on May 8 for several charges stemming from a June 2012 car crash that killed one person and left three others injured. The 21-year-old man pleaded no contest to reduced charges of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and two counts of causing bodily harm by negligent operation of a vehicle.
The fatal accident occurred at approximately 12:53 am on June 15, 2012 on Oak Orchard Road in Green Bay. The driver, a 17-year-old boy, and three girls, ages 17, 16 and 15, decided to go for a ride in the driver's Toyota Scion after a night of sitting around a fire. Police say the driver reached speeds of up 120 miles per hour and was driving at approximately 100 miles per hour when he ran through a stop sign, crossed the center line, hit a tree and then bounced back onto the road and landed in a ditch.
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