- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A former Long Island college dean has admitted to taking meth before his pickup truck slammed into a disabled car two years ago, killing two men.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1GeD6w1 ) that 52-year-old Robert Beodeker pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs.

Police say 76-year-old John Elder and 65-year-old Edward Ross were tending to a disabled car when Beodeker’s GMC pickup truck struck and killed them in 2013.

District Attorney Madeline Singas says the men found themselves in the path of a driver “impaired by crystal methamphetamine.”

Beodeker was an associate dean at Suffolk County Community College. He was suspended after the crash and resigned last year.

His attorney says he wanted closure for the families. Beodeker faces four to 12 years in prison.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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