- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man has pleaded guilty to a vehicular homicide charge in a crash that killed a Cedar Rapids city worker.

Television station KCRG (https://bit.ly/1RkAxbp ) reports 47-year-old Lawson Chadwick, of Hiawatha, pleaded guilty Monday morning in the April 2015 death of Stephen Cook, a Cedar Rapids Water Department employee.

Police say Chadwick was fleeing from police when his pickup truck smashed into Cook’s city van. Cook later died at an Iowa City hospital.

Chadwick pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular homicide while under the influence of methamphetamine and amphetamines in a plea agreement with prosecutors. Two other vehicular homicide charges were dropped.

Chadwick also pleaded guilty to first-degree theft in a separate case and being a habitual offender.

Court records say sentencing is set for July 19.



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