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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana judge has rejected a plea deal for a man who admits he killed a friend while driving drunk.
Tyler Ross was expected to plead guilty to the crash that killed 16-year-old Brooke Hawn more than a year ago. The car they were in flipped and went into the White River in Brownstown, Ind. The plea deal would have capped his sentence at four years.
But Judge Bill Vance didn't want restrictions on the sentence and rejected the deal.
Ross can now either plead guilty or go to trial -- either way, he faces up to eight years in prison.
"It's still not enough for my daughter's life," said James Hawn, Brooke Hawn's father. "It's really a tragedy that my daughter had to die out of this."
A third person was in the car, but he is not facing charges in the case.