Western New York man pleads guilty in I-490 wrong-way crash that killed Rochester-area woman


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ROCHESTER, New York — A western New York man has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and other charges for the wrong-way crash that killed a Rochester-area woman last year.

Local media report that 30-year-old Robert Rector of Fairport pleaded guilty Monday in a Rochester court to charges that also included aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter and assault.

State police say Rector was driving the wrong way on Interstate 490 in Rochester early on the morning of Nov. 23 when he collided with a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Khadijah McKenzie of Gates.

Prosecutors say Rector had been drinking with friends. He was driving east in the highway's westbound lanes when he hit McKenzie's car. Officials say his blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.

Rector faces up to nine years in prison when he's sentenced Nov. 24.

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