- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A 17-year-old Springfield boy admitted to killing a Pleasant Hill man in a crash that occurred while he was street racing.

The teen pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including manslaughter, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of more than six years in prison.

Police say the teen and another 17-year-old boy told investigators that their cars were traveling 100 mph June 9 when one of the boys swerved to avoid a woman in the road and sideswiped the other’s car.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1Ml2PVj ) that the impact sent the cars spinning out of control. One careened off the roadway, hitting and killing Roland Vilett, who was standing in a drainage ditch near his driveway.

The case against the other teen is scheduled for trial later this month.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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