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Man Pleads Guilty to DUI in Fatal Vegas Tour Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, and could face up to 60 years in state prison for causing a fiery sightseeing bus crash that killed two people and badly injured three others over Labor Day weekend 2015.

Prosecutor Brian Rutledge says 26-year-old Jonathan Carrington Donner pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of DUI causing the deaths of German tourist Rolf Kloeppel and tour driver Jose Francisco Cosenza.

Rutledge says Donner also pleaded guilty to DUI causing substantial bodily harm for burns and injuries suffered by Kloeppel’s wife and a couple from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Prosecutors say Donner had alcohol, cocaine residue and the painkiller hydrocodone in his system in the September 2015 crash.

He’s jailed on $1 million bail pending sentencing Dec. 20.

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