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Woman Receives Prison Time For Rollover Accident

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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.

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