A Navasota man who pleaded guilty last week to intoxication manslaughter has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

Officials said Daniel Herrera was driving the wrong way on Texas 6 just south of Navasota on Sept. 17, 2017, causing a wreck that killed 26-year-old Magnolia resident Bethany Shockey.

Herrera was determined to be intoxicated at the time of the crash, officials said.

Shockey’s family members were in the 506th District Court in Grimes County for Herrera’s sentencing.

His mother and aunt read emotional victim impact statements, according to the Grimes County District Attorney’s Office.

Herrera apologized for his choices and asked for forgiveness, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Because Herrera had no previous driving while intoxicated arrests or felony convictions, he was eligible for probation.

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