Missouri man gets jail, fines in fatal South Dakota crash

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ABDERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A Missouri man who admitted he caused a car crash that killed a South Dakota woman will serve 120 days in county jail.

James C. Weatherman pickup truck crashed head-on with Danielle M. McCollam’s car in July 2016 on Highway 83 just south of Mound City.

The collision killed the 26-year-old McCollam of Mobridge.

Aberdeen American News reports that Weatherman’s trial was set for February, but he pleaded guilty to felony manslaughter and received a 10-year suspended prison sentence.

Under the plea deal, he’ll serve 120 days in county jail and five years of probation, his driver’s license is revoked for three years, and he must pay $2,654 in fines and fees. He’ll also write an apology letter, complete a safe-driving program and speak at schools three times a year.

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