Man sentenced after friend dies in wreck

It’s five years probation for a Kimball man convicted of Motor Vehicle Homicide.
Kimball District Court Judge Kristine Cecava issued the sentence Tuesday to 21-year-old Kyle Anderson, who’s friend Josh Cooley was killed in a vehicle Anderson was driving recklessly in May.
Anderson’s probation has several conditions including a 170-day jail term, and for Anderson to spend the anniversaries of the crash and Cooley’s death, May 24 and 26, in jail for five years. Anderson’s license will be revoked for one year after jail and he’s required to have an interlock device in his vehicle. He’s also required to attend AA and NA at least twice weekly. He must pay all of the Cooley family’s funeral costs.

Judge Cecava’s sentence includes speaking to others about avoiding a tragic mistake like the one Anderson made. He must speak to schoolchildren and appear before the Victim Impact Panel in Scottsbluff.
Prosecutor Paul Schaub says Cooley’s mother Robbin and maternal grandmother testified by phone at the sentencing. Shaub says Robbin is satisfied with the sentence.
Anderson’s 170 days in jail starts after he completes a 75-day jail term for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Obstructing a Peace Officer.
Thanks to Dave Collins, Sidney