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Racine man gets 5 years for fatal hit-and-run

Terrence Jammerson reacts Friday to his sentence of five years in prison and five years extended supervision in Racine County Circuit Court. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Racine man convicted in the hit-and-run death of another man has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Terrence D. Jammerson was intoxicated when the pickup truck he was driving in April struck 46-year-old David Leimbach. A Racine Journal Times report says the victim died of his injuries a short time later.

Jammerson was convicted of hit and run resulting in death and of a second offense of driving while intoxicated.

Defense attorney Joshua Uller told a judge Friday that Jammerson left the scene because he wasn’t sure what he hit. Uller said when Jammerson realized he hit another person he went home and called police.

But Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz said Jammerson should have immediately made sure he hadn’t struck a person.

Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com

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