Driver pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter in deadly crash

Driver pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter in deadly crash

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The driver of a car that crashed into a cement wall, killing two teens and injuring another, has pleaded guilty to their deaths.

On Thursday, Cody Olson pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to court records.

Police say that Olson was driving a car with four other teens in March 2012 when he hit the wall near Curtis Road and the Connector at least 80 miles per hour. Scott Hyde was killed instantly while Kelsey Belcher later died in the hospital.

Only one teen was wearing a seatbelt. That person suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Two driving under the influence charges and a driving without privilege charge were tossed.

A report issued later by the Idaho Transportation Department said that Olson was racing the brother of one of his passengers, and had alcohol in his system.

The prosecutor's office says each count of vehicular manslaughter has a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

He's scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 3.