Cody Barnes, 22, of Smithfield, was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation for the death of a friend who had fallen from the truck Barnes was driving.
Barnes had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide.
say Cody Fanning, 20, and some other friends were riding in the bed of Barnes' truck in April. When Barnes turned a corner Fanning fell out and
struck his head on the street. He died at a hospital.
The accident occurred in Crete near Doane College, where Barnes and Fanning were students.
County Attorney Tad Eickman says Barnes had stopped the truck before
the accident and told Fanning to sit down. But Fanning was standing just
before he fell.