Voznesenka man sentenced for crash that killed daughter

Posted: Monday, February 03, 2003

KENAI (AP) -- Efrem Erofeeff, 27, of Voznesenka, was sentenced Friday to three years in jail with all but 12 months suspended for negligent homicide and two years in jail with all but six months suspended for assault. He will have to serve a total of 1 1/2 years.

The charges stem from a July 29, 2001, crash when Erofeeff drove the family car off the road, fatally injuring his daughter, Stephanida, and seriously injuring his wife, Ustina, and son, Demitry. Another son, Ionia, and Erofeeff were only slightly injured.

Before the crash, Erofeeff had worked a 12-hour shift in Anchorage, then drove south to meet his family at a friend's house in Nikolaevsk, where a party ensued. Erofeeff later admitted smoking marijuana there.

After several hours of partying, Erofeeff decided to drive the 24 miles to the family home.

But he fell asleep on the way, and the vehicle left the road, rolling several times.

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