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Driver pleads guilty to killing pedestrian in Casper last year
Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press
CASPER (AP) -- A man who crashed into and killed a teenager standing on a downtown Casper sidewalk has pleaded guilty.
Scott Allen Coleman originally pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness in the death of 18-year-old Jeremy Webb last May.
But on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and property destruction under a deal with prosecutors.
The deal calls for Coleman to serve up to 13 years in prison.
He could have faced up to 40 years if he had been convicted by a jury.
Coleman was driving erratically before the crash. A state trooper tried stopping him.
Authorities say Coleman told them he thought he was getting a police escort.
Judge Thomas Sullins will determine how much restitution Coleman should pay when he's sentenced.