BEND, OR -- The Redmond man who was driving drunk with five children in his car when he crashed, killing his step-daughter, was sentenced to nine years in prison. 33-year-old William Fix pleaded guilty Thursday to Criminally Negligent Homicide and Assault charges. His driver's license will be suspended for life.
In September 2014, Fix lost control of his vehicle on Highway 97 while driving home from a child's birthday party in Bend. His car rolled and struck a rock formation. His seven-year-old step-daughter, Phoenix Price, was killed instantly. The other four children injured in the crash ranged in age from seven to 14.