FARGO, N.D. — A St. Michael man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for striking and killing a 5-year-old boy with his vehicle.

Authorities say 52-year-old Richard Jackson was driving drunk and speeding when he hit the child on May 21, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Chris Myers says Jackson was sentenced Wednesday for involuntary manslaughter. He’ll be on probation for three years following his prison term.

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