The Seattle Times reports that 25-year-old Samuel J. Cruz pleaded guilty earlier this month to vehicular homicide for killing Stacy Ankerfelt.
The King County prosecutor's office says the 28-year-old teacher at Kent's Scenic Hill Elementary was standing next to her car when she was struck at 5:43 p.m. on July 19. Ankerfelt suffered massive internal injuries and broken bones after being dragged and thrown by Cruz's SUV.
She died at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center a month later.
Cruz told police that he had taken a prescription drug, before the crash. He says he was taking the drug for his Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms.
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