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Central Indiana police officer pleads guilty to causing crash that killed Noblesville man

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ANDERSON, Indiana — A suspended central Indiana police officer has admitted causing an April 2014 crash that killed a man and injured his pregnant wife.

Forty-two-year-old Edgewood Officer James Foutch pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness inflicting serious bodily injury. The Herald Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1JvLTvK ) prosecutors will dismiss four other charges when Foutch is sentenced Sept. 17. A judge says Foutch faces a possible prison sentence of 2-11 years.

Authorities say Foutch was off duty and under the influence of an anti-anxiety drug and a painkiller when his SUV going 90 mph plowed into the rear of a car on Indiana 32 near Anderson. The crash killed 23-year-old Jesse Sperry of Noblesville and injured 22-year-old Rebecca Sperry, who gave birth that day to a daughter by emergency C-section.


Information from: The Herald Bulletin, http://www.theheraldbulletin.com

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