Man, 19, admits causing deadly St. Louis-area wreck
WARRENTON (AP) - A 19-year-old suburban St. Louis man admitted in court that he was hill jumping in his pickup truck with friends when he caused a deadly 2013 crash.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Cameron Neil Kopecky pleaded guilty Tuesday in Warren County to felony involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle in a careless, imprudent manner.
Kopecky faces up to four years in prison on the felony and as much as a year in jail on the misdemeanor when sentenced Sept. 1.
Authorities said Kopecky was speeding and cresting a hill when his pickup truck crashed into two vehicles that were stopped to assist a driver whose car was in a ditch. One of those Samaritans, 58-year-old Deborah Hughes of Warrenton, was fatally injured.