Teen in crash that killed toddler pleads guilty

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A teenager who led a police chase in Connecticut that ended in a crash that killed a 3-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to several charges as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Republican-American reports (https://bit.ly/2I9FwV5) that 19-year-old Zekhi Eric Lee pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony evading, manslaughter and possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle.

Police say Lee was driving away from officers in November 2017 when he hit and killed Justin Quiroz and seriously injured three others.

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Authorities say officers suspected Lee was involved in a drug exchange shortly before the crash.

Lee tried to flee the scene on foot, but he was arrested.

Lee is expected to receive a 16-year prison term at sentencing scheduled for April 11.

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