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New Mexico woman pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a New Mexico woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and is facing a sentence of up to eight years in prison.

They say 30-year-old Jennifer Nelson of Vanderwagen also could get a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Nelson is out of custody awaiting her sentencing.

According to her plea agreement, Nelson admitted to driving while intoxicated on Oct. 16, 2016.

Authorities say she tried to pass another car while going more than 20 miles over the speed limit on a highway in McKinley County.

The other car flipped and the driver was ejected and crushed to death when his car rolled over him.

The FBI investigated the case with assistance from the Navajo Police Department, New Mexico State Police and McKinley County Sheriff’s Department.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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