Driver pleads guilty in deadly SR 520 wrong way crash

Driver pleads guilty in deadly SR 520 wrong way crash

Credit: KING

Troopers say an SUV traveling the wrong way on eastbound State Route 520 in Seattle collided with a sedan, April 4, 2013.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 21 at 6:11 PM

The man accused of causing a deadly wrong-way crash on State Route 520 in April pleaded guilty in court Friday.

Michael Anthony Robertson was in a wheelchair as he entered his guilty plea for vehicular homicide. He also pleaded guilty to a separate DUI charge in Tacoma.

The judge read a statement that Robertson wrote admitting his guilt.

Robertson had been charged with driving the wrong way on eastbound SR 520 under the influence of alcohol April 4. His car collided with one driven by 58-year-old Morgan Williams, who was killed.

William's family attended the hearing and said they were glad he's finally taking responsibility.

If convicted, Robertson faces up to 10 1/2 years in prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 26 at 1 p.m.

Last year, the state legislature approved a bill that doubled the standard range for vehicular homicide DUI, making it equal to first degree manslaughter.


 

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