Man convicted in deadly crash is sentenced in Pierce County

PIERCE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)-- A man convicted of causing a deadly crash in Pierce County will serve jail time.

Online court records show Zebediah Tri, of River Falls, was ordered to serve fours years of probation and one year in jail.

In January, Tri pleaded guilty to one count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle. A second charge was dismissed.

Deputies say in March of 2013, 50-year-old Brenda Bemis was killed when the car she was riding in was rear-ended on U.S. Highway 63.
A criminal complaint says Tri was driving the car that was following Bemis, and a blood test after the crash found he had THC in his system.