Farries will be serving 20 years for leaving the scene of an accident, 12 years for manslaughter and 12 years for vehicular homicide. Farries will serve these sentences back to back. Farries was originally convicted on 11 different counts.
Prosecutors say that Farries drove away as Rose was preparing to tow her illegally-parked SUV in Colorado Springs. He died after getting caught in a cable he had attached to her vehicle.
Rose's death inspired a new state law that requires tow-truck drivers to place a large warning sticker on the driver's side window stating that the vehicle is under tow before hitching it up. Drivers passing by a car about to be towed are required to move over a lane for the safety of the tow operator, just like vehicles must give room to police vehicles pulling someone over.
Alex Vitale contributed to this report.
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