Man Pleads Guilty in Crash that Killed Teacher

5 years 11 months 2 days ago Saturday, June 23 2012 Jun 23, 2012 Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:59:13 PM CDT June 23, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault in a drunken-driving crash that killed a teacher and injured her son.

Fifty-three-year-old Patrick McCormick of Chesterfield entered the plea Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that McCormick was driving in an Aug. 26 accident involving 50-year-old Janet Esrock of Chesterfield. The math teacher in Creve Coeur died Sept. 11. Her 16-year-old son was injured but survived.

Police say McCormick's blood-alcohol content was 0.14 about two hours after crash. The legal limit is 0.08.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 17.

 

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