A 19-year-old Lower Brule woman has pleaded guilty to five counts of vehicular homicide in a wreck that killed five people and injured four more last year.
Tessa Crane appeared in a Kennebec courtroom Wednesday. She's to be sentenced in December. Crane was the driver of an Oldsmobile Cutlass that collided in August 2011 with a Toyota Corolla carrying six people.
The vehicles burst into flames on a gravel road. The victims included children: one ten-year-old was among the dead.
Lyman County States Attorney Anita Fuoss says the state dismissed lesser charges, such as driving without a license, in exchange for the plea. Crane was taken into custody Wednesday and is to return to court Dec. 20. She faces up to 75 years in prison.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Hy-Vee Announces Updates To Sioux Falls Stores
- 2.Recalls, General
Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles For Power Steering Problem
- 3.Your Money Matters
Flights Cut/Airfares Rise Out of Sioux Falls
Software Glitch Can Cause iPhones To Crash
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
Women's Clothier Torrid Coming To Empire Mall
- 6.Retail & Restaurants
Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bagels Opening SF Location
- 7.Your Money Matters
Changing Face Of 41st Street
Sioux Falls Ranked As Top City For College Grads
- 9.Your Money Matters
Fewer Flights Lead To Higher Prices
- 10.Health Care
Med-Star Settling Into New Location