Man jailed over Woorinen crash death

A MAN charged with killing his friend in a car crash near Swan Hill in 2009 has been jailed for three years and six months.

Matthew Rowe, 25, was sentenced in the Victorian County Court yesterday, and convicted of one count of dangerous driving causing death.

Rowe was driving his mate Heath Tootell to a friend's house in Woorinen in July 2009 when he lost control of his car.

Mr Tootell was killed instantly in the crash, Rowe was also injured and still has no memory of the incident.

Rowe will be eligible for parole in two years.