New Haven man pleads guilty in fatal crash

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A New Haven man could face eight years behind bars after pleading guilty for his role in a fatal crash in June.

Jeremy Hoerger, 30, pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and driving while intoxicated Tuesday in Allen Superior Court, according to the Journal Gazette. Juliet Ann Taylor Schnebelt was killed in the June 29 crash.

Officials say Hoerger had a blood alcohol level of 0.27 percent, more than three times the legal limit, when he struck a sign and tree after missing a curve in the 11000 block of Cuba Road. His SUV caught on fire, killing Schnebelt.

Hoerger will be sentenced to 14 years in prison, with six years suspended and four years on probation.

His sentencing is set for Oct. 26.


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