More than 6 years in prison for fatal crash

Scales of justice
Scales of justice

BARRON, Wis. (AP) – A man convicted of causing the death of a 15-year-old boy in a crash in Barron County has been sentenced to 6½ years in prison.

Twenty-three-year-old Wade Richey, of Spooner, was sentenced in Barron County Wednesday in the death of Triston Sager. WQOW-TV says the teen was riding in the cargo portion of Richey’s SUV when it crashed in 2012. Another passenger who was injured told investigators Richey knew he had bad brakes, but was driving more than 90 miles an hour and sliding around curves in the road.

Richey was earlier found guilty of homicide by use of a controlled substance and reckless driving causing great bodily harm.

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