Man sentenced to 15 years for fatal drunken driving crash

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct 9th, 2019 @ 8:40am



COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing one person and injuring three others in a drunken driving crash in March.

The Coeur d'Alene Press says 36-year-old Cory Allan Kreager was sentenced in 1st District Court on Monday. He must serve at least 10 years before he will be eligible for parole.

Idaho State Police said Kreager, of Priest River, was driving eastbound on U.S. 95 when he failed to heed a stop sign. Police said Kreager's Ford F-350 pickup collided with a Dodge Caravan, killing 38-year-old Ryan Allen of Cocolalla and injuring Vern, Patricia and Troy Allen.

According to court documents Kreager told investigators he was distracted by his mobile phone and didn't see the stop sign. Officials said testing showed his alcohol level was above the legal limit to drive.

Kreager pleaded guilty to the charges in July.

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