Last Modified: Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:49 PM
A local man pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide in a 2011 single-vehicle accident in Sulphur that left an Iowa woman dead.
Jeremiah Duncan, 19, will be sentenced Nov. 16 after a presentence investigation, said Beth McGee, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.
Duncan was the driver of a vehicle that ran off the road and hit a culvert at the intersection of Houston River Road and Maurine Drive on June 17, 2011, killing 18-year-old Rayven N. Adams. Both Adams and Duncan had to be extricated from the vehicle.
Duncan was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on Monday.
He was originally charged with first-offense drunken driving, careless operation and driving under suspension.
Duncan was indicted on charges of vehicular homicide March 9, but wasn’t located until April 19, when he was picked up during a traffic stop.
Two people, Shane P. Foust, 42, and Brandy M. Teel, 34, were charged with accessory after the fact. Authorities said they let Duncan live with them although they knew he was wanted for vehicular homicide.