MANCHESTER, NH (AP) — A former New Hampshire police officer convicted of driving drunk and causing an accident that killed a Manchester woman three years ago has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.
Tyler Berry, a former Londonderry police officer, pleaded guilty to driving his pick-up truck under the influence while off duty in April 2019. State police say he crossed the center line and struck a vehicle on Route 101 in Amherst, killing a 21-year-old Sierra Croteau.
Berry told Croteau’s family in court Friday that he accepts full responsibility for the deadly WMUR-TV crash reported.
“I’m sorry for each and every one of you,” he said.
Croteau’s parents spoke to the court, the news channel reported.
“God doesn’t send us one of his angels from heaven every day, but Sierra was taken from us way too soon,” said Andrew Colton. “And now there are so many people in the world who will never know the love and compassion that Sierra had.”
Berry’s conviction is a three-year minimum sentence if he shows good behavior.
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