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Published November 30, 2012, 09:06 AM

Crookston man sentenced for 2011 fatal crash

Crookston, MN (WDAY TV) - A Crookston man will spend 20 years in prison for a 2011 crash that killed a Thief River Falls man.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Crookston, MN (WDAY TV) - A Crookston man will spend 20 years in prison for a 2011 crash that killed a Thief River Falls man.

Twenty-four year-old Ricardo Mello stole a police car, then lost control of the vehicle, hitting a pickup.The crash killed 78 year-old Eddie Briggs.

Mello will have to submit a DNA sample, pay $36,000 in restitution, and can't ever own a gun.

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