ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — A driver who crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a car, killing two people from Ogden last year, was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday.

Connie Short, 51, and her 10-month-old grandson, Hudson Skeen, were killed in the crash Aug. 3, 2007, according to a report from Idaho State Police.

Blake Boyd, 48, of Ashton, Idaho, was driving his 2003 Hummer when he crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a pickup truck carrying the Utah family returning home to Ogden.

Nearly a dozen family members spoke in court prior to Boyd's sentencing, said Nate Eaton, a reporter with KIDK in Idaho Falls.

Boyd claimed he swerved to miss a deer on the road, but police and prosecutors said the man was impaired by a number of medications.

Boyd received a six-month jail sentence, after which he will spend six years on probation, according to KIDK. Boyd's driver's license was also permanently revoked.