Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester man was sentenced Monday for causing a traffic crash that claimed the life of a young woman last year. 

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In September, 21-year-old Deng Kwel entered a guilty plea to a charge of criminal vehicular homicide for causing a high-speed traffic crash that claimed the life of 22-year-old Cynthia Gomez. 

An Olmsted County judge sentenced Kwel to four years in prison. He's been ordered to serve the prison term at the state correctional facility in St. Cloud.

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Documents in the case say Gomez was driving north on East Circle Drive on the afternoon of April 11, 2022, when a car driven by Kwel slid out of control through the median and smashed into her minivan near the entrance to Quarry Hill Park.

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The criminal complaint cited an accident reconstruction report that estimated Kwel was speeding at almost 90 mph just before the deadly crash.

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The criminal complaint also includes statements from multiple witnesses who reported Kwel was driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic just before his car went through the median, collided with the young woman's minivan, and then rolled several times. 

A video from a dash cam in one of the witness's vehicles shows Kwel's car was partially airborne when it smashed into the other vehicle.

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