GALVESTON, Texas -

A Southeast Texas trucker has been sentenced to four years in prison for the run-over death of an 11-year-old girl who was waiting at a school bus stop.

Jurors in Galveston on Wednesday convicted 47-year-old Hector Pena of Texas City of criminally negligent homicide.

The jury then decided on the four-year prison term for Pena, who could have received a penalty ranging from probation to 10 years behind bars.