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The Nagoya District Court sentenced a 36-year-old former truck driver Friday to 4 1/2 years in prison for dozing off at the wheel and causing an accident that killed four people and hurt 11.

Prosecutors had been seeking a five-year term for Saichi Natsume, who in June drove into a line of cars stuck in a traffic jam on the Tomei Expressway.

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