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Man Sentenced for Fatal Crash, Apologizes to Family

Ryan Mears apologized to the family of Tiffany Nieves on Monday after entering guilty pleas

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A New Hampshire man was sentenced to serve five to 10 years in prison after admitting to his role in a fatal 2014 drunken driving accident.

Ryan Mears apologized to the family of Tiffany Nieves on Monday after entering guilty pleas, saying a night of bad decisions still haunts him.

The 27-year-old Mears was charged with negligent homicide, second-degree assault and possession of a controlled drug.

Prosecutors say an intoxicated Mears was driving 90 mph in a 40 mph zone when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into a tree off Parade Road in Laconia.

Nieves, a passenger in the car, was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prosecutors say Mears admitted to officers he had been drinking and using cocaine.

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