Kyle Jones of Sioux Falls Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in High-Speed Crash
SIOUX FALLS – A Sioux Falls man accused of causing a fatal traffic crash while leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Kyle Jones, 20, reached a plea deal with prosecutors that would cap his prison time at 50 years if a judge agrees. He also could be ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution to victims.
Authorities say Jones was driving a stolen Suburban on March 1, 2012, when he ran head-on into a van, killing 33-year-old Jade Thie, a father of three. A passenger in the van and Jones’ sister, who was a passenger in the Suburban, suffered serious injuries.
A sentencing hearing was not immediately set.
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