Man sentenced in fatal Olathe crash in 2014

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison in connection to a fatal crash at a northeast Kansas intersection.

The Kansas City Star reports 33-year-old Souksavanh Chamnongchith was sentenced Monday to 12 years and 10 months in prison. He had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the November 2014 death of 31-year-old Idir Lounes.

Prosecutors said that Chamnongchith was driving under the influence when his vehicle collided with a vehicle being driven by Lounes, who was traveling north on U.S. 56 in Olathe.

Lounes was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Chamnongchith was not injured in the crash.


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