Albuquerque man will serve 7 years in prison for deadly crash

An Albuquerque man will spend the next seven years in prison for a crash that killed a cyclist. 

Last July, Allen Hackett was high on meth when he plowed into Navy veteran Joe Fricke outside the Golden Pride at Central and Eubank. Fricke was heading home from work and died weeks later.

Hackett took a plea deal for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with the agreement that he would be sentenced to 7 years in prison. In court Friday, Judge Alisa Hart followed that agreement.

Had there not been a plea, Hackett could have faced 21 years if convicted. However, prosecutors said there was some concern about whether they could prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

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