Driver in crash that killed Harrisburg teacher pleads guilty

Posted on 18 July 2018 at 1:34pm
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COLUMBIA - The man who caused the crash which left a Harrisburg teacher dead pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Brandon Brill, 27, was charged after he crashed into a school bus driven by Brian Simpson in September 2017. At the time, Simpson was driving members of the Harrisburg High School cross-country team. Simpson died at the scene; the students were injured but recovered.

At the time of his arrest, Brill was charged with second-degree murder; he pleaded guilty to lesser charges including involuntary manslaughter and assault. Brill was a prior offender, having pleaded guilty twice to driving without a valid license.

No sentencing date has been set.