ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A teenage driver whose passenger was killed in a wreck has pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 10. According to court documents, he will likely receive five years in prison and a lifetime suspension of his driving license.
The crash happened Nov. 18 at about 3 a.m.
The uninjured Cole told deputies he might have fallen asleep after he followed a long day of logging with seven beers over a four-hour period. His friend, 21-year-old Nathaniel Cagle, died in a hospital two days after the crash.
Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com