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Trucker sentenced in Missouri woman's death on I-29

Kent Harris of Greenville, Miss., pleaded guilty Thursday to leaving the scene of an accident in 46-year-old Kecia King's death. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

The Associated Press

5/22/2012

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A Mississippi truck driver pleaded guilty in the death of a woman who was pushed from his truck along a Missouri interstate.

Kent Harris of Greenville, Miss., pleaded guilty Thursday to leaving the scene of an accident in 46-year-old Kecia King's death. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Harris had been charged with involuntary manslaughter after King's death in January.

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King was found seriously injured along Interstate 29 near St. Joseph and died later at a hospital.

Prosecutors alleged King, of St. Joseph, was pushed from Harris' truck and that Harris knew she was injured when he drove away.

KQTV reports (http://bit.ly/K7RepN ) King's family has filed a wrongful death suit against Harris, the trucking company and the bar where the two met earlier in the night.

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