Man Pleads Guilty Following Deadly Casper Crash
by Liz Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
After almost a year and half since two people were killed in a crash on Bryan Stock Trail, the driver of car has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
Tanner Vasquez made his initial appearance in district court Thursday afternoon where two charges of vehicular homicide were read, one for each of the passengers killed in the crash on October 31st of 2011.
Vasquez was driving three others on Bryan Stock trail near Amoco road when he drove into an embankment. Two passengers were pronounced dead on the scene.
Initial reports said Vasquez died as well, but officials were later confirmed he was not deceased and was on life support.
Investigators say Vasquez tested positive for dustoff.
In a plea agreement read Thursday afternoon, Vasquez could spend a maximum of 8 years in prison rather than 20 years he initially faced. The State asked for a full hour scheduled for the sentencing of Vasquez to listen to victim impact statements.
Vasquez will be sentenced in the coming weeks. The district attorney could not comment on why it took so long for vasquez's arraignment.