BARRE, Vt. — A man has pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed elderly twin sisters in Vermont in February.

The Times Argus reports that 32-year-old Shaun Duprey, of Barre, also entered guilty pleas Thursday to unrelated drug possession charges. He agreed to accept a sentence of eight to 24 years in prison.

Police say Duprey sped through a red light, claiming that his brakes were faulty and his passenger was running late for methadone treatment. Eighty-year-old Teresa White and Verna Cote were killed in the crash.

Duprey is being held at the St. Johnsbury Correctional Center on $75,000 bail as he awaits formal sentencing.

A lawyer for the family of the women killed in the crash says they would prefer a longer sentence.

Information from: The Times Argus,

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