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Va. man pleads guilty in fatal racing wreck

Thursday - 7/18/2013, 9:00am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A man has pleaded guilty in Albemarle County to participating in a race that resulted in another man's death.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped a hit-and-run charge against 25-year-old Thomas Appleton. Prosecutors also agreed to not seek more than the one-year minimum sentence.

The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/12yvxYW ) reports that Appleton entered his plea this week in Albemarle Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Appleton and 18-year-old Samuel Taylor were racing on Sept. 5, 2012, when their vehicles collided. Taylor's car ran off the road, hit a stump, went airborne and crashed into a tree.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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