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Man Pleads Guilty In Wrong-Way Fatal Crash

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A lawyer says his 19-year-old client has admitted drinking alcohol before his car crashed into another vehicle and killed a woman on U.S. 23 in Genesee County.

The February crash in Mundy Township killed 36-year-old Mariah Bailey-Collins and injured her son and new husband. Zachary Parker was driving the wrong way on U.S. 23.

Defense attorney Michael Manley tells The Flint Journal that Parker two weeks ago pleaded guilty to causing death and injury while under the influence of alcohol. His blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

Parker returns to court for his sentence on Oct. 9. Manley says the minimum sentence should be slightly more than five years in prison.

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