Man pleads guilty in crash that killed Minn. woman

6:44 PM, Feb 16, 2012   |    comments
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DULUTH, Minn. - A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a Duluth woman and critically injured her 13-year-old grandson last month.

Hawk Edwards pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal vehicle homicide in the death of 65-year-old Paula Bergren. The former Duluth man also pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation for the injuries suffered by 13-year-old Edward Everett Bergren.

Edwards, who had been living and working in the Williston, N.D., area, admitted in court he was driving drunk the morning of the Jan. 19 crash in Duluth.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Edwards agreed to serve a four-year prison sentence for each crime. As part of a plea agreement, he'll be eligible to have his prison time reduced if the injured boy substantially recovers.

Sentencing is set for March 30.

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