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13-year sentence given in manslaughter case

Christopher Olah was legally drunk June 26, 2007, when the Chevrolet Blazer carrying him, his wife and children and now deceased friend overturned several times on County Road 49, hitting a tree and killing Travis Harris.

Olah, 22, admitted that last month with the understanding he'd be sentenced to 13 years in prison for manslaughter. On Tuesday, that sentence officially began.

Olah said at his guilty plea he was going about 60 mph in a 55 mph zone and that he breathed an 0.13 on a scale that lists 0.08 as legally drunk. Landreau said Olah had just crossed into Russell County when he swerved off both sides of the road a few times before the vehicle started to turn over.

Olah's 3-year-old son was ejected from the vehicle. Harris died of blunt force injuries.

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