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Driver pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 teenagers Aug. 8

The driver of a car that crashed August 8, killing two teenagers, pleaded guilty Friday to four felony charges.

B.J. Cassidy Johnson, 18, of Rifle, pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular assault and one count of drunken driving, District Attorney Mac Myers said.

Johnson’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 17.



The crash claimed the lives of Kimberly Seay, 15, of Silt, and Joshua Johns, 17, of Rifle.

Johnson and his other two passengers were injured in the crash when the sportscar they were riding in wrecked on Colorado Highway 325, three miles north of Rifle.



The 1994 Ford Probe was about one mile north of the intersection with Highway 133, just south of the Rifle Creek Golf Course, when it went out of control on the wet pavement and ran off the left side of the road.

The Probe hit a tree, continued airborne off the road and hit the far side of an irrigation ditch, where it spun, rolled and ejected four of its five occupants.


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