Man sentenced in wrong way crash that killed woman, boy, pain

NORTH HAVERHILL, N. H., A man who drove the wrong way on a New Hampshire highway and crashed into a woman, killing her and seriously injuring her 4-year-old son, has been sentenced to six to 12 years behind bars.

The Valley News reports 40-year-old Daniel Cowdrey, of Hartland, Vermont, pleaded guilty Wednesday to negligent homicide and aggravated driving under the influence in the May 2016 crash. The plea deal called for a year of the sanction be suspended.

The police says Cowdrey was on a voyage to the north in the south lane of Interstate 89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, when he struck a vehicle driven by Ellynn Koelsch, of Cranston, Rhode Island. The 34-year-old Koelsch died on the spot.

Cowdrey not speak at the sentencing hearing in Grafton Superior Court.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News,

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