52-year-old Richard Jackson was speeding and intoxicated when he drove into the five-year-old boy.
A St. Michael man was given a five-year prison sentence after striking and killing a five-year-old boy with a vehicle in May of last year.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, 52-year-old Richard Jackson was speeding and intoxicated when he hit the boy. The report states that the boy’s older sister witnessed Jackson get out of the vehicle, check on the five-year-old, declare he was dead, and drive off.
After Jackson returned home, his girlfriend, who was with him at the time of the incident, called law enforcement to report the boy’s death.
According to the report, an accident reconstruction demonstrated that Jackson was going 59 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Jackson, convicted of involuntary manslaughter, faces three years of probation following his prison term. The boy’s name was not released.