Man pleads guilty in crash that killed elderly man

June 26, 2018 - 5:39 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a crash that killed an elderly man.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports 19-year-old Kevin Lamont East Jr. pleaded guilty in Forsyth County Superior Court Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving to endanger and exceeding a safe speed. The judge consolidated the charges into one and sentenced East to between 16 and 29 months in prison.

Police said East was driving at 83 miles per hour on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem in December. Investigators said one of his passengers told them East began speeding and driving erratically. Another passenger told police they asked East why he was driving so fast and told him to slow down before he crashed into a car making a left-hand and killed 80-year-old Robert Charles Shumate.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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