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Driver gets 3 years in prison for Indiana church bus crash

FILE- In this June 22, 2016, file photo, jail officers Mike Evans, left, and Andrew Pfaff escort Charles Goodman back to the Hancock County Jail for holding after a jury found him guilty of two traffic charges in Greenfield, Ind. Goodman, a church bus driver who allegedly used cocaine before a crash near Indianapolis that killed a 6-year-old boy and injured 11 other people, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday, July 20. (Tom Russo/Greenfield Daily Reporter via AP, File)

FILE- In this June 22, 2016, file photo, jail officers Mike Evans, left, and Andrew Pfaff escort Charles Goodman back to the Hancock County Jail for holding after a jury found him guilty of two traffic charges in Greenfield, Ind. Goodman, a church bus driver who allegedly used cocaine before a crash near Indianapolis that killed a 6-year-old boy and injured 11 other people, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday, July 20. (Tom Russo/Greenfield Daily Reporter via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A church bus driver who allegedly used cocaine before a crash near Indianapolis that killed a 6-year-old boy and injured 11 other people has been sentenced to three years in prison.

WISH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29WnC2h ) a judge also sentenced 54-year-old Charles Goodman of Chicago to three years on probation Wednesday following his convictions last month on charges of driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license. A jury acquitted him of reckless homicide.

Goodman was driving a group from Gary's St. Jude Deliverance Center to a religious convention in Ohio in July 2015 when the 15-passenger bus went out of control, left Interstate 70, struck some trees and overturned. The crash killed Jacob Williams of Gary. Goodman broke his arm and jaw.

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Information from: WISH-TV, http://www.wishtv.com/