Crime

Notus man pleads guilty to killing two people in 2014 crash

Spook Clifford Meras
Spook Clifford Meras

Spook Clifford Meras, 27, had been scheduled to stand trial Monday on two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter, but changed his plea and is now set for sentencing March 15.

Eloy and Tillie Montoya, both 74, of Parma died in May 2014 after Meras' car crossed the center line on U.S. 20 near Purple Sage Road and slammed head-on into their vehicle, according to court records. Two children in Meras' car were injured, and Meras initially faced two additional felonies for injury to a child.

Meras, who was charged in April 2015, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charges earlier this month after prosecutors agreed to reduce the child-injury charges to misdemeanors for transporting children in his vehicle while intoxicated.

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