Man pleads guilty in crash that killed mom, 3 young sons

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A man accused of drag racing another driver before a crash that killed a Philadelphia woman and her three young sons has pleaded guilty.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that 32-year-old Ahmen Holloman was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison following his plea Monday to four counts of vehicular homicide.

Authorities say he was racing Khusen Akhmedov as the mother and her children were crossing a boulevard on foot in July 2013.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of the 24-year-old Akhmedov, who is charged with third-degree murder, vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter and other counts.

Authorities say he fatally struck 27-year-old Samara Banks and her three sons – ages 4, 23 months and 7 months. A 5-year-old son survived.

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