DENVER (AP) - A man involved in a crash that killed an Afghanistan war veteran has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The Denver Post reports 43-year-old Daniel Barrett Swecker of Monument was sentenced Friday but allowed to remain free pending appeals. He was convicted in May of vehicular homicide, DUI and leaving the scene of a deadly accident.
Prosecutors say Swecker ran over 24-year-old Nelson Marvin Canada on Interstate 25 in Castle Rock on Feb. 25, 2012.
Canada was riding in an SUV when he demanded the driver pull over because he had been drinking. Canada, who was sober and wanted to drive, was hit after he got out of the vehicle.
Prosecutors say Swecker fled the scene and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.118 percent nearly two hours after the wreck.
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