St. Paul man gets 18 years in fatal crash

Published 10:25 am Thursday, October 23, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a drunken driving crash in Minneapolis that killed a Wisconsin man.

A judge handed down the punishment to 35-year-old Yia Her on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty on Monday to fleeing police and killing one person and injuring another.

A Minnesota trooper had pulled Her over in downtown Minneapolis in September 2013 when Her took off. Her collided with another car, killing the 20-year-old driver, Brody Sotona of Spring Valley, Wis., and seriously injuring his passenger, Connor Macklin of Stillwater.

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Her admitted in court Monday that he was drunk when he fled state troopers.