Driver Pleads No Contest To Manslaughter In Crash That Killed 15 Year Old

SCHUYLER- The driver in a crash that killed a 15-year-old girl is set to be sentenced Nov. 8 after pleading no contest to manslaughter.

23-year-old Angel Lopez entered his plea Wednesday in Colfax County District Court as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Other charges were dropped. Authorities say Lopez was driving a vehicle that slammed into a tree June 15, 2016. A passenger, Isabella Brandt, was killed in the crash. A 15-year-old boy in the car was injured. Authorities say the car crashed while fleeing from a Schuyler police officer.

Lopez allegedly told an emergency room nurse he had consumed roughly 10 beers that night, and an officer found a half-empty tequila bottle in the vehicle.