MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - A man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a 9-year-old South Dakota girl has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and third-offense driving under the influence.
Prosecutors have dropped other charges including vehicular homicide in exchange for Michael Sedlmeier's plea Tuesday. He initially had pleaded not guilty to charges.
Authorities accused the 46-year-old Sedlmeier of having a blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit for driving when he fled police and caused a crash March 24 in Mitchell that killed Iszabella Morgan.
In return for his guilty plea, prosecutors will seek a prison sentence of no more than 40 years. Sentencing is set for June 29.