Defendant Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge of Negligent Homicide

On Oct. 30, a defendant pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the aftermath of a fatal motor vehicle collision.

Tyrone Hector was driving recklessly and appeared to be intoxicated on Aug. 28 on the 200 block of 11th Street, NE. The ensuing crash killed Derrick Benson.

The 52 year-old was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of negligent homicide as part of an agreement with the prosecution.

Judge Neal Kravitz scheduled Hector to be sentenced on Jan. 15.

This article was written by Yasmeen McGettrick.