Bristol – Guilty Plea In Fatal Crash
A DUI suspect who killed another motorist in a crash in Bristol just plead guilty yesterday.
At 4:20 p.m. on August 30, 2018, 39-year-old Sergio Marques was driving a 2005 Mini Cooper when his vehicle crossed onto the opposite lane in the area of 789 Wolcott Street and collided with a 2004 Volkswagen Golf driven by then 79-year-old David Pye. Both drivers were seriously injured in the crash and were immediately hospitalized. Pye died several weeks later due to the severity of his injuries. The investigation that followed revealed that Marques was under the influence that day. Multiple charges stemming from this and other unrelated incidents were eventually filed against Marques. He recently accepted a deal which led to his counsel entering a guilty plea in court yesterday. Marques is facing at least three and a half years in prison. His sentencing is on March 24.
Regardless of plea deals and other factors, authorities will always exercise due diligence to make sure that liable parties are brought to justice so that their victims (or their families) can find closure. These cases are noteworthy because we are informed of our options if ever we are involved in similar circumstances.
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