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Sioux Falls man pleads guilty in fatal New Year's Day crash

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of driving drunk and killing a woman in a New Year's Day crash has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and second-offense driving under the influence.

The deal between 21-year-old Oscar Madrigal and prosecutors caps his prison time at 20 years and sees vehicular homicide, vehicular battery and reckless driving charges dropped.

A judge must agree. A sentencing date was not immediately scheduled Tuesday.

Police say Madrigal ran a flashing red light early on Jan. 1 in a Jeep and collided with a minivan, killing 38-year-old Tanya Sanchez and injuring her husband. Authorities say Madrigal's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving.

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