PHOENIX (AP) — A Kayenta man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in a car crash that killed five people.
Prosecutors say 29-year-old James Robertson Young was sentenced Monday.
He was arrested in June 2017 for allegedly driving his car under the influence of alcohol and causing a head-on crash with another vehicle carrying four children and their grandparents.
The family was traveling to the Grand Canyon to vacation and sell handmade Navajo jewelry.
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Authorities say the two grandparents died in the crash along with three children — ages 8, 9 and 10. A 14-year-old girl survived, but was seriously injured.
Prosecutors say Young had a blood-alcohol level of between .171 and .20 percent, well above Arizona’s legal limit of 0.08 percent for drivers.