- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A 43-year-old upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to causing a car crash that killed a woman and left one of her daughters paralyzed.

Muhammad Baqir (bah-KEER’) of Clay in suburban Syracuse pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated vehicular homicide. He will be sentenced at a later date to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison for the November 2013 crash that killed Meagen Patterson.

Baqir admitted to police he snorted heroin the morning of the crash. He was facing a long-delayed trial, but opted to plead guilty instead.

Baqir’s car crossed into oncoming traffic and hit Patterson’s car head-on. She was killed after being thrown through the windshield. Her daughter, Olivia, then 10, was paralyzed in the collision, according to a lawsuit filed recently by the family.

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