Winona man sentenced to four years in prison for killing WSU student in drunk driving crash

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – In court on Wednesday, Adam Anderson was sentenced to four years in prison after driving drunk and killing Winona State University student Hannah Goman.

The crash happened in February. Anderson was driving the wrong way down Highway 61 and hit another car driven by Nicholas Lemmermond. Goman was a passenger in his car and died at the scene.

Lemmermond and another passenger, Natalie Carlson were injured in the crash.

Neither Anderson nor his passenger, Trena Anderson, were injured.

According to Winona County Attorney Karin Sonneman, the sentencing hearing was lengthy.

70 people submitted victim impact statements. Of those, 15 people presented their statements in court.

There were also 20 statements of support for Anderson. Of the 20, less than half testified in court.

Anderson also spoke during the sentencing. Sonneman describes him as very remorseful and says he gave an apology. He asked to stay in the local jail and get probation, but Judge Nancy Buytendorp denied the request.

There is a possibility Anderson could be released from prison after serving two-thirds of his sentence with good behavior. If released, he would be on supervised release for the remaining third of the sentence.

Goman was originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She was a sophomore at WSU, with a double major in Social Work and Criminal Justice. She was also involved in dance programs at the university.