Man pleads guilty in deadly wreck

Man pleads guilty in deadly wreck

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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- A man charged with crashing his Corvette into a semi truck, killing his passenger, pleaded guilty to automobile homicide.

According to prosecutors Chad Moyes was driving 90 miles an hour, which was twice the speed limit, when he crashed near 11900 South and 1300 West on Nov. 12, 2008.

He told investigators he did not see the trailer before he collided with it. Charging documents said Moyes also had been drinking.

Both Moyes and his passenger, Carlos Contreras, were pulled out of the burning car. Contreras died from massive head trauma.

In exchange for the guilty plea, a charge of speeding was dismissed.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 22.

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