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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 SR520 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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