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Amherst woman gets 6 years for fatal crash

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — An Amherst woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for a fatal drunk driving crash.

Stevens Point Journal Media reports 24-year-old Hanna Schacht was sentenced Tuesday in Portage County court. She pleaded guilty in July to homicide and causing injury while driving after drinking in the death of Daniel Wetzel in September 2013. She was also sentenced to six years on community supervision and ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution.

Schacht was driving at more than 70 mph when she crashed into a car driven by Richard Wetzel on a narrow road in Lanark. Daniel Wetzel died at the scene and Richard Wetzel was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Authorities say her blood alcohol level was 0.15 percent at the scene.

Information from: Stevens Point Journal Media, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com

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