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Driver in deadly rollover sentenced to jail

Posted at 12:15 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 14:55:25-05

The driver from the single-vehicle rollover crash on Houghton Road that left a 16-year-old dead in January was sentenced Wednesday to 3.5 years in jail as part of a plea deal. 

Michael Anthony Rivera received 3.5 years for aggravated assault with a simulated deadly weapon. He will serve a concurrent sentence of one year for aggravated harassment, domestic violence, and three years probation after his release for a lesser aggravation harassment, domestic violence charge.

Rivera was the driver of the green passenger car involved in the accident, which claimed the life of 16-year-old Julian Belin.

The vehicle carrying was traveling at excessive speeds, passing in a no passing area, lost control at a curve and rolled over.

Rivera is originally faced charges of 2nd-degree murder, aggravated DUI, three counts of aggravated assault and three counts of felony endangerment.