|Published:||Jul 10, 2012 10:36 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 10, 2012 10:36 AM EDT|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville teen has pleaded guilty to causing a fatal crash while fleeing police.
Zachary Lambert pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and grand theft auto. Prosecutors dropped a third-degree murder charge against the 16-year-old boy.
Police began chasing Lambert's white truck early one morning last November after someone reported it driving erratically. The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/MVZi2e ) reports that the pursuit ended four miles later when Lambert struck 22-year-old Christopher Thompson's car.
Lambert had been charged as an adult, meaning he could face up to 35 years in prison. But a judge could decide to sentence Lambert as a youthful offender, meaning his sentence would be significantly less.
Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com
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