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Man pleads guilty to killing passenger in gas drive-off

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NEVADA (KWWL) -

A Nevada man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of his teenage passenger in a gas drive-off.

18-year-old Kaleb Hoversten made an agreement for his plea with Story County prosecutors. In addition to the homicide charge, Hoversten pleaded guilty to two counts of serious injury by vehicle.

Police say Hoversten was fleeing from police in May after allegedly stealing gas from a convenience store when he crashed into another car. 16-year-old Brice Nelson was killed in the crash.  Another passenger in Hoversten's car and the driver of the other car were injured.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 31, 2011.

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