The Saskatchewan government has reversed its decision about compensating the widow of a man killed in a crash in which the other driver had alcohol in his system.

Originally, Saskatchewan Government Insurance was not going to give Regina's Rosmarie Boxall compensation because of a technicality in the case.

Boxall's husband John was killed last year by a driver with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.

However, the man pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death, not an alcohol-related charge.

That disqualified her and her family from getting compensation and benefits which she said could total more than $150,000.

The case went to the Saskatchewan Legislature earlier this week. The Opposition asked the government to change its mind and Crown Investments Minister Donna Harpauer said she'd look into it.

On Thursday morning, Harpauer announced Boxall will be compensated after all.