A defendant sentenced on a first-degree manslaughter count in connection with a 2015 traffic death is awaiting transfer to a state prison.

A defendant sentenced on a first-degree manslaughter count in connection with a 2015 traffic death is awaiting transfer to a state prison.

Beau W. Hart, 22, is jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center while awaiting transfer a Department of Corrections facility to begin serving his sentence.

After initially waiving his right to a speedy trial, Hart appeared during the felony pre-trial disposition docket in Pottawatomie County District Court and entered a guilty plea.

He was sentenced to serve 20 years with the Department of Corrections, with 10 years to be served in prison and the following 10 years suspended while on probation, court records show.

Hart was charged in the September 2015 traffic-related death of Meagan B. Stewart, 19, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The OHP said the crash occurred on Lake Road when a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Hart, was westbound on Lake Road and then departed the right side of the roadway.

Troopers said Hart overcorrected, with the vehicle re-entering the roadway to the left before he overcorrected back to the right.

The vehicle entered a broad slide and departed the roadway to the right before traveling through a ditch line and striking a pipe fence on the driver's side, the patrol reported. In the initial accident teletype, troopers noted they detected an odor of alcohol at the scene.

Hart and three passengers, including Stewart, suffered injuries, but Stewart died at OU Medical Center.

Although the crash occurred in 2015, charges were filed in March 2016 and the case has been progressing through the court system for the past year.

Once he is on probation for the second half of his sentence, Hart will have to comply with a drug and alcohol assessment and will be required to have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he drives for two years. He also must attend a Victim's Impact Panel.