Man pleads guilty to causing Hwy. 93 fatal crash

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A 22-year-old Jefferson County man pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide charges Friday from a fatal crash on highway 93 last year.

Michael Jerome McCoy was driving south on the highway on March 13 when he went to pass another car. He crossed the double-yellow line and hit a car being driven by Patricia Bybee, prosecutors said.

Bybee died at the scene.

Police said McCoy’s speedometer was stuck at 83 mph on his Subaru following the crash.

Blood tests revealed trace amounts of marijuana in his system. Police found methamphetamine, ecstasy, and drug paraphernalia in his backpack, said Pam Russell of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

Sentencing has been scheduled for April 18.