WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published February 25, 2011, 07:26 AM

Dilworth, MN, Woman Receives Prison Time for Wahpeton Rollover

A Minnesota woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for a North Dakota rollover accident that killed a passenger.

By: Associated Press,

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for a North Dakota rollover accident that killed a passenger.

The Wahpeton Daily News reports that Melanie Flegel also was ordered to serve two years of probation.

The 39-year-old woman from Dilworth, Minn., pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent homicide in the November 2008 death of Rick Santiago of Fargo. She initially had been charged with manslaughter.

Authorities say Flegel was driving a van that went into a ditch and rolled while en route from a casino near Hankinson to Fargo.

Tags: