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Swadner sentenced in triple-fatal Shawano County crash

Ryan Swadner was sentenced in Shawano County court after being convicted in the 2014 fatal crash that killed three teens, January 10, 2018. (WLUK)

SHAWANO, Wis. (WLUK) -- A Shawano County man is headed to prison for killing three teens in a crash.

Emotions were high in a Shawano courtroom Wednesday, as Ryan Swadner was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Swadner, 20, was convicted in October of the 2014 crash in Belle Plaine.

Prosecutors say he was on his way to a drug deal when he crashed his vehicle. They say Swadner had marijuana in his system.

Paige Brunette, Cody Borsche and Tyler Welch, all passengers in Swadner's vehicle, were killed.

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