South Dakota woman sentenced for manslaughter in northeast Nebraska
SANTEE, Neb. -- A South Dakota woman was sentenced on Wednesday to over three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
The U.S. Attorney announced that 28-year-old Jordon R. Whipple was sentenced in federal court in Omaha.
The U.S. District Judge sentenced Whipple to 41 months in prison.
After her release from prison, Whipple will begin a three-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court documents, on Aug. 16, 2020 Whipple, an enrolled member of the Santee Sioux Tribe, was driving in Santee while under the influence of alcohol when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
The passenger, a young mother from Santee, died as a result of the injuries she sustained during the accident.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Santee Sioux Nation Police Department.