NORRISTOWN, Pa. - One of two men charged in a crash that killed two other people and an unborn child has admitted to his role in the fatal wreck.
Evaughn-Sha Walters pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court on Thursday to two counts of homicide by vehicle. A date for sentencing is pending.
Walters, 21, had been charged with third-degree murder in the crash, which happened as he and the driver of another car, Shone Santiago, were racing along Route 422 in West Pottsgrove Township, near the border with Berks County, in February, police said.
Two people in Santiago's car -- Anthony Rodriguez, 23, of East Elmhurst, New York, and Marissa Kelly, 20, of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, were killed, as was Kelly's unborn child.
"It's tragic, and it's made all the more tragic because it was caused by the sustained reckless behavior of car racing," said Deputy District Attorney Thomas W. McGoldrick. "Today, the defendant took responsibility for his actions and showed remorse."
Investigators said they determined that Santiago's car was traveling through a 40 mph work zone at a speed of at least 121 mph just before the crash. Cell phone video recorded by Walter while he was driving showed his speedometer at 137 mph.
The case against Santiago, 22, is still pending. He is charged with two counts of third-degree murder and a count of third-degree murder of an unborn child, all first-degree felonies, as well as more than a dozen misdemeanors and summary offenses.
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