OR man gets 3 years in fatal crash

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Klamath Falls, Ore., man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide in a March 16 fatal crash on Oregon's Willamette Pass.

Prosecutor Chris Parosa told a judge on Thursday that 27-year-old Sean Patrick O'Kelly was driving too fast in icy conditions, lacked required traction devices and was under the influence of drugs when his van slid into the path of an oncoming tanker truck.

The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/r1Xzj6) reports that a back seat passenger, 34-year-old Leah Kentta, was killed in the crash near the Lane County-Klamath County line.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com