A Missouri man has pleaded guilty to a 2015 deadly auto accident that killed a passenger in his car. The 20-year-old man was under the influence of marijuana when he drove his vehicle 115 mph and killed his friend during a fatal crash in the suburbs of Kansas City. The Independence man pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter last Thursday at the Jackson County Circuit Court. The accused was denied bond by the judge after his drug screening tested positive for marijuana. Sentencing for the charge of involuntary manslaughter was scheduled for September but now has been moved up to this August. The plea will bring a lesser sentencing of no longer than five years in prison. His friend was only 19-years-old when he was sadly killed in the crash while riding in the front passenger seat.
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