- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - A man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a crash that killed his friend in rural western Pennsylvania.

WJAC-TV (https://bit.ly/1AiUdKe ) reports 25-year-old Casey Miller, of Somerset, pleaded guilty Friday to that charge and three traffic citations in the Aug. 20, 2012 crash that killed his friend, Kody Dwire.

State police say both men had been drinking and smoking marijuana before Miller’s car rolled and hit a tree ejecting both men.

Miller was due for a pretrial hearing on evidence in Somerset County when he, instead, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge. He did that after prosecutors dropped a charged of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, which carried a mandatory three- to -six-year sentence.

Miller will be sentenced April 9.


Information from: WJAC-TV, https://www.wjactv.com

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