Man gets 180 days in jail for auto homicide

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A South Jordan man will spend 180 days in jail for a 2008 car crash that killed his passenger.

Chad Moyes pleaded guilty to automobile homicide with criminal negligence on Monday.

Moyes was speeding in his Corvette in Riverton on Nov. 12. 2008, when he slammed into a semi truck as it was backing out. Moyes was going about 90 miles per hour, twice the speed limit.

Man gets 180 days in jail for auto homicide

The corvette burst into flames, and witnesses had to pull Moyes and his passenger, Carlos Contreras, out. Contreras later died from massive head trauma sustained in the accident.

Moyes was also ordered into a drug treatment program while in jail.

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