Grand Junction man pleads guilty in fatal crash |

Grand Junction man pleads guilty in fatal crash

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – A Grand Junction driver who was accused of drinking before a crash that killed his best friend has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

Jesse O. Reed, who was 21 at the time of the crash in February, pleaded guilty Monday.

An arrest affidavit accused Reed of drinking about five shots of alcohol in about 30 minutes and about six beers before crashing his vehicle into a light pole around 2 a.m. Feb. 15. His 23-year-old passenger, John Fulmer IV, was killed.

Reed is due to be sentenced Sept. 4.

Deputy District Attorney Jason Conley said prosecutors will recommend probation. He said Fulmer’s family requested a lighter sentence because the men were such close friends. Conley said Reed also had no criminal history.

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