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Rapid City woman gets 5 years for crash that killed child

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RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing an accident that killed a child.

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The U.S. attorney's office says 54-year-old Lavina Mackey earlier pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors say she was driving while intoxicated on May 4, 2012, near Red Shirt Table on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, lost control of the vehicle and rolled it.

One of the passengers was a 3-year-old boy who was not restrained. He was thrown from the vehicle and died from his injuries. His name is not included in court documents.

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