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Man gets prison time for fatal Pipestone County crash

PIPESTONE -- A Brookings, S.D. man was sentenced to 41 months in prison Nov. 21 in Pipestone County District Court for his role in a November 2016 crash that left a Sioux Falls resident dead. Zachary Boucher, 22, was convicted on two counts of cr...

PIPESTONE - A Brookings, S.D. man was sentenced to 41 months in prison Nov. 21 in Pipestone County District Court for his role in a November 2016 crash that left a Sioux Falls resident dead.

Zachary Boucher, 22, was convicted on two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and sentenced to 41 months in prison.

On Nov. 12, 2016, Boucher was driving northbound on Minnesota 23, south of Pipestone, with a blood-alcohol concentration of .094 when he struck Jordan Egge’s Ford Mustang head-on.

Egge, 24, was killed in the crash. Passenger Madorie Schroer-Dolezal was injured and taken to a local hospital.

Prosecutors and Boucher’s attorney in September agreed to a plea deal with a maximum sentence of up to a year in the county jail. But on Tuesday, Judge Terry Vajgrt threw the deal out, instead following typical sentencing guidelines at the request of Egge’s family members.

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