Man accused of killing H.S. girl in car crash sentenced

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PHOENIX -- The man allegedly responsible for a car crash that killed a girl in August of last year was sentenced today.

Manuel Contreras-Galdean, 33, was sentenced to 14 years in prison and four years of probation for manslaughter and aggravated assault, according to Mike Anthony Scerbo, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Scerbo said in a press release that according to Mesa Police, Galdean failed to yield while making a left-hand turn. He allegedly crashed into the vehicle carrying 16-year-old Kelly Tracy and her 17-year-old brother.

Kelly Tracy died in the hospital, and her brother suffered serious injuries.

According to Scerbo, police said Galdean admitted he drank six beers before the collision.