ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — A driver who crossed into oncoming traffic and caused a collision that killed two people from Ogden has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Connie Short, 51, and her 10-month-old grandson, Hudson Skeen, were killed in the crash Aug. 3, 2007.

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 a Utah family returning home to Ogden.

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

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

After Boyd serves his six-month jail sentence, he will spend six years on probation, according to KIDK. Boyd's driver's license was also permanently revoked.