Drunk driver gets 10 years for fatal October 2012 crash

A man accused of driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit was sentenced to ten years in prison for a crash that killed a 65-year-old man.

The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office says Zachary Snyder pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. He was sentenced Friday.

Prosecutors say Snyder's blood-alcohol content was 0.304 at the time of the October 2012 collision in Westminster.

Authorities say he turned left in front of another car, and the collision killed Kenneth Mortensen, who was a passenger in a car driven by his wife, Karin Mortenson.

Karin Mortenson suffered serious injuries.

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