- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A 29-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a tow truck driver on Interstate 90 has pleaded no contest to aggravated vehicular homicide.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://bit.ly/MnRYyG ) Justin Lynn Helsper entered his plea Monday in District Court in the November 2012 death of Larry Schofield, who was helping a stranded motorist on the side of the road when he was struck.

Helsper struck a plea deal with prosecutors, who will recommend a 14- to 18-year sentence.

Helsper says he was drinking at a Gillette bar before the crash, and his next memory was waking up in jail. Authorities say he did not stop after the crash and was arrested a short time later by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com


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