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Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:30 pm

Teen pleads guilty in fatal crash

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne teenager admitted causing a car accident last year that killed a 73-year-old man today, but likely will not spend time in prison.
A plea agreement filed in Allen Superior Court calls for Liam B. Burke, 18, to spend five years on probation for the May 12 accident. Burke was driving a Ford Mustang over 90 mph before crashing into a Toyota Scion driven by Frederick W. Neuls in the 13000 block of Ernst Road. Burke pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness.
He also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal recklessness.
The plea agreement calls for suspended sentences of six years on the homicide charge, 2 1/2 years on the felony criminal recklessness charge and one year on the misdemeanor criminal recklessness charge, which means he likely will spend no time in prison.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 15.
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