Missouri man pleads guilty in crash that killed teacher

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault in a drunken-driving crash that killed a teacher and injured her son.

Fifty-three-year-old Patrick McCormick of Chesterfield entered the plea Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/NlFKje) reported that McCormick was driving in an Aug. 26 accident involving 50-year-old Janet Esrock of Chesterfield. The math teacher in Creve Coeur died Sept. 11. Her 16-year-old son was injured but survived.

Police say McCormick’s blood-alcohol content was 0.14 about two hours after crash. The legal limit is 0.08.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 17.


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