Enderlin man gets four years in jail after fatal car crash

UPDATE: An Enderlin man will be behind bars for four years after he was involved in a car crash that killed a 16 year old boy.

Ethan Stensgard was sentenced on Monday after being convicted of third degree criminal vehicular homicide in the October 2016 death of Carter Peterson.

Court documents say he had been drinking that night and did not stop at a stop sign which led to Peterson's death. Peterson's father was one of the first respondents on the scene of the crash. Stensgard's blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was .23%.

ORIGINAL: An Enderlin, North Dakota man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide and drunk driving in a crash that killed a 16-year-old boy from Ada, Minnesota. The crash happened near Ada, Minnesota in October.

Court documents say 20-year-old Ethan Stensgard drove through a stop sign and hit a car driven by Carter Peterson. Peterson's car caught fire.

When deputies arrived, they found it, overturned, fully engulfed in flames.

Court documents say Stensgard contends Peterson pulled out in front of him. But accident reconstruction shows the information Stensgard gave investigators was wrong. It shows he did not stop at the stop sign.

Deputies at the scene say they smelled alcohol on Stensgard and he admitted he had a "couple drinks."

Stensgard was tested for alcohol consumption. His blood alcohol level was .23 percent. The level for drunk driving is .08.

In addition, investigators say they found evidence of alcohol--a couple of bottles--in Stensgard's vehicle.

If he's convicted of the charges, he could go to prison for 10 years.