Wichita man gets prison for fatal DUI crash

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A Wichita man is sentenced to more than 13 years behind prison bars for a DUI crash that killed one person last August in south Wichita.

The 162-month sentence was handed down to Richard L. Johnson, 53, of Wichita, after Johnson admitted to driving drunk on August 15, 2016 when he crossed the center line near Harry and Gold, hitting the car driven by 35-year-old Wichitan Nicholas Woodall head on. 

Woodall died in the crash. 

Arrest connected to fatal southwest Wichita crash

Johnson had earlier pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the crash. 

It wasn't the only accident the inebriated Johnson was involved in that night. Earlier, he crashed his 1991 Buick Regal into the rear end of a car that was stopped at a traffic light at Harry and Broadway. 

Investigations revealed that Johnson drove away from the scene of that crash, stopped at a liquor store and bought beer before continuing his drive and eventually causing the crash that lead to Woodall's death. 

The 162-month prison term will begin after a sentence Johnson is currently serving for violating his probation. 

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