A judge ordered a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter to place flowers every year on the grave of the man he struck down and killed on a freeway.

District Judge Leonard Giblin on Wednesday added that provision to the sentence of eight years' probation given James Van Dyke, who pleaded guilty in the Aug. 19, 1989, death of Paul Mitchell, 54.The judge ordered Van Dyke to place the flowers on the grave on the anniversary of Mitchell's death.

Van Dyke's car hit Mitchell, 54, as he stood near his pickup truck on the shoulder of I-10 in the southeastern Texas city.