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Man gets 12 years for fatal crash into house

November 14, 2013
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville man who killed a teenage girl when he crashed his minivan into her bedroom has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

A Duval County judge sentenced 52-year-old Ismet Sijamhodzic on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

Sijamhodzic told police he hadn't slept for three days before the night in August 2012 when he ran a stop sign at the end of a Jacksonville road, went through a concrete wall and crashed into 17-year-old Janay Jackson's home.

An arrest report said there were no indications he attempted to stop or steer the van to avoid impact. No skid marks were evident at the scene.

A blood test showed Sijamhodzic had Xanax in his system, but he didn't have a prescription. The Florida Times-Union ( ) reports that trace amounts of marijuana also were found.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union,



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