Louisville man pleads guilty in deadly crash that killed four near Horseshoe Casino
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former taxi cab driver who was the only survivor in a fiery crash near Horseshoe Casino last year has entered a plea deal in connection with a crash that killed three of his passengers -- and the driver of another car.
Thirty-three-year-old Charles Barlow pleaded guilty to one count of causing death while operating a motor vehicle with an ACE of 15% or more and three counts of reckless homicide.
Barlow was off-duty but driving his cab on State Road 111 in Floyd County in October of 2012 when he veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into a Cadillac.
Investigators say Barlow was doing more than 80 when he crashed.
His three passengers -- 23-year-old Laura Weigand, 31-year-old Michael Roby, and 39-year-old Tara Crump-Kireskorn -- were killed; the Cadillac's driver, Thomas Stinson Jr., also died.
According to court documents, Barlow admitted to an officer he drank alcohol before the crash.
Based on the plea agreement, Barlow could be sentenced to up to 44 years in prison.
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