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Cameron Kopecky

WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) – A 19-year-old suburban St. Louis man has admitted in court that he was hill jumping in his pickup truck with friends when he caused a deadly 2013 crash.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cameron Neil Kopecky pleaded guilty Tuesday in Warren County to felony involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle in a careless, imprudent manner.

Kopecky faces up to four years in prison on the felony and as much as a year in jail on the misdemeanor when sentenced Sept. 1.

Authorities say Kopecky was speeding and cresting a hill when his pickup truck crashed into two vehicles that had stopped to assist a driver whose car was in a ditch. One of those Samaritans, 58-year-old Deborah Hughes of Warrenton, was fatally injured.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com