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updated: 8/10/2012 5:58 PM

Marengo man sentenced to 5 years for fatal DUI crash

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A Marengo man was sentenced to five years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed a 77-year-old man who was walking across the street, McHenry County State's Attorney officials said Friday.

Daniel Bending, 49, was found guilty by a jury June 18 of causing a death while driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Authorities said Bending was driving on Route 20 in Marengo on April 19, 2008 when he hit Leonard Anderson, a truck driver from Prairie Garden in Boone County. Anderson survived the crash, but died the next month.

A blood test showed Bending's blood-alcohol concentration to be 0.081 nearly 2 hours after the crash. Illinois' legal threshold is 0.08.

State law requires Bending to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.

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