COLUMBUS - A Columbus man has been sentenced to 300 days behind bars for the death of his passenger after the vehicle they were in crashed.

Platte County District Court records say Martin Gomez Jr. was sentenced last week. He’d pleaded no contest to felony vehicular homicide while driving reckless. Prosecutors had lowered the charge from felony vehicular homicide while under the influence.

The crash happened the morning of June 22nd, about 5 miles north of Columbus. Gomez’s northbound car went out of control, entered a ditch, veered back onto the roadway and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field, authorities have said.

His passenger, 24-year-old Joseph Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in Columbus.