Man pleads guilty for fatal crash on I-71

Stanley Ivey, right, with his attorney
Stanley Ivey, right, with his attorney

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to a fiery crash on Interstate 71 that killed one man.

Stanley Ivey, 58, admitted to involuntary manslaughter and inducing panic.

Police say Ivey was traveling over 150 miles per hour on Oct. 4, 2010 when he drove into the left shoulder and hit and killed James Lester, of Loveland.

Lester was tending to his disabled car on southbound I-71 near the Ronald Reagan Highway. Upon impact, Lester's car burst into flames.

An Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper had attempted to stop Ivey, but could not catch up. Prosecutors say Ivey's vehicle was outfitted with equipment installed after purchase to make his car go even faster than a factory-issued vehicle.

"I miss my husband so much. I'm glad there is some closure to this," said Karen Lester, wife of James Lester.

Karen Lester said Ivey took something very important from her, and had nothing taken from him.

Ivey will be sentenced at a later date.

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