LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana man who admitted to being high on drugs when he caused a deadly accident that killed his girlfriend will spend six years in prison.

The judge handed Tyler Ross a six-year prison sentence Wednesday, and suspended his driver's license for two years.

Ross was 18 years old when he crashed his car into the White River near Brownstown, Ind. in December 2012.

His girlfriend, 16-year-old Brooke Hawn, was his passenger and died in the crash.

Ross had faced a maximum of eight years in prison under the plea deal.

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