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
Headliners For JazzFest Announced
- 2.Meetings & Events, Events Center
Eric Church Concert Near-Sellout Within Minutes
- 3.Meetings & Events
2014 JazzFest Headliners Announced
PAi Opening An Office In Sioux Falls
BNSF Outlines Fertilizer Shipment Plan To Feds
Building Permits Surge
Overall Index Up In Rural Midwest Banker Survey
State Offers Training For Blind, Visually Impaired
Thursday Evening Business Brief