Illinois man pleads guilty to reckless homicide in crash


MONTICELLO, Ill. – An Illinois man will be sentenced in August after pleading guilty to reckless homicide in a January car crash that killed a 56-year-old woman.

Conrad Gillespie pleaded guilty in Piatt County Court and will be sentenced on Aug. 11, according to the News-Gazette. He could receive up to five years in prison.

The Illinois State Police previously said Gillespie, 23, was south of Monticello on Jan. 8 when he attempted to pass another driver’s car. Authorities said Gillespie’s northbound car collided with Tonya Shearon’s car, which was headed south on the same road.

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