A Tucson man who killed his passenger and injured another woman in a fatal alcohol-related crash was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday morning.

Daniel Douriet, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault in December and was facing between seven and 36 years in prison.

Douriet lost control of his 2008 Dodge Charger while driving north on East Benson Highway near East Irvington Road, investigators determined. He hit a road sign, a light pole and a wire fence before veering back onto the road and into oncoming traffic, slamming into a 2007 Nissan Altima.

Douriet's passenger, Elizabeth G. Acuña, 48, was killed, and the 26-year-old woman driving the Altima suffered serious injuries.

Douriet sustained head injuries and was booked into jail after spending several days in the hospital. He was sentenced by Judge Christopher Browning of Pima County Superior Court.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.

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