ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for an Albuquerque freeway crash in 2016 that killed a 10-year-old girl.
Prosecutors say Xavier Nelson got the maximum sentence for vehicular homicide caused by reckless driving.
The Albuquerque Journal reports a judge also ruled Tuesday that the crime was a serious violent offense, meaning Nelson must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.
Nelson allegedly was driving more than 100 mph when his car slammed into a family’s vehicle on Interstate 25 in November 2016.
Carmen Esmeralda Rivera Nevarez died in the crash.
Nelson argued he was going no more than 85 mph and the other vehicle veered into his lane.
Prosecutors say crash data showed Nelson’s car was going 107 mph and he never applied the brakes.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com