Benton, KY man pleads guilty in deadly crash
A Benton, Kentucky man charged with manslaughter in the death of a Benton, Kentucky woman pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday.
57-year-old William Wheeler was charged in a December car crash that killed 80-year-old Margaret Jane Poe.
Wheeler hit an oncoming minivan. Poe was a passenger in that van and died at a local hospital.
On Wednesday, Wheeler pleaded guilty to manslaughter, wanton endangerment, and assault. He agreed to a 15 year sentence and will have to give up his driver’s license.
Wheeler will be formally sentenced on November 29.