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Man sentenced in death of OHP trooper

Posted at 3:44 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 16:47:22-05

OKLAHOMA CITY – A man was sentenced to five years in prison and seven years probation for a crash that killed an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

According to Oklahoma City NBC station, KFOR, part of Steven Clark’s probation is that he cannot drive and cannot use a cell phone except one that is only programmed to call 911.

Steven Clark was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of trooper Nicholas Dees. 

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Trooper Dees and trooper Keith Burch were investigating an overturned semi along Interstate-40 when they were hit.

According to court documents, Clark admitted to OHP investigators that he saw the troopers' flashing emergency lights - but didn't slow down.

Instead of merging to the right lane to go around the crash and the troopers' car, he drove right toward it.

Clark is also required to serve 100 hours of community service. 

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