Springville man pleads guilty in fatal red-light crash

Springville man pleads guilty in fatal red-light crash

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Springville man, who prosecutors say was high on painkillers when he ran a red light and caused a fatal crash, has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

The Daily Herald reported 48-year-old Bryan Long pleaded to automobile homicide Monday. The charge was downgraded from a second-degree felony to a third-degree felony.

Springville Police said the crash happened Dec. 15 when Long hit a car driven by 62-year-old Worth R. Rummage, who was in town from North Carolina visiting family for Christmas.

Authorities said Rummage was trapped in his car and later died of his injuries.

Officers said Long was not injured. Prosecutors said he was high on the painkiller Lortab at the time of the crash.

Long faces zero to five years in prison at his sentencing on April 14.

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