WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to charges involving the hit-and-run deaths of two motorcycle riders.
Sixty-year-old Walter Raven of Jenkins Township pleaded guilty Friday in Luzerne County Court to multiple charges including fleeing the scene of a fatal crash, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison.
Investigators say he swerved into the path of a motorcyclist on Sept. 2, killing 38-year-old Donnie Pizano and his passenger, 39-year-old Robin Walsh.
Raven says he decided to plead guilty to avoid a trial. He says he’s sorry about what happened.
Judge Michael Vough set Raven’s sentencing for June 10.