The vehicle he was driving overturned on Dec. 31, killing 18-year-old Kristen Barron.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teenager has been sentenced to three to 15 years in prison for a drunken driving accident that killed a teen passenger in his vehicle.

Nicholas James Shackelford, 19, of Inwood, received the maximum possible sentence Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court, The Journal reported.

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Shackelford pleaded guilty in October to felony DUI causing death.

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The vehicle he was driving overturned on Dec. 31, killing Kristen Barron, 18. Both Shackelford and Barron were ejected from the vehicle.

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