- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man admitted he was speeding and trying to pass in a no-passing lane before an accident that killed two of his friends.

Nineteen-year-old Collin J. Carter, of Lee’s Summit, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree assault. The charges stemmed from a Feb. 1 wreck that killed Nathan Giron and Courtney Tanner Rardin, both 18.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/2dCBiBj ) Carter was driving 80 to 90 mph in a 45-mph zone when he tried to pass. Oncoming traffic caused Carter to swerve back into his lane and lose control of the vehicle. An oncoming vehicle then collided with Carter’s car. The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries.

Carter will be sentenced Dec. 15.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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