GOSHEN — Roger Rhodes says he and his friend were coming back from a day out together just before the crash that took his friend’s life.

The 54-year-old Elkhart man was sentenced to 27 years, with only a third of that to be spent in prison, after pleading guilty to charges related to the June 2020 accident. His passenger, 40-year-old Bryan Bailey of Niles, Michigan, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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