SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - A former Vandenberg Air Force Base airman pleaded guilty to charges in a deadly 2016 crash near the base.
Shaquille Lindsey, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
The Georgia man was accused of killing a Lompoc couple, Ruben and Bertha Betancourt, while driving under the influence. The crash happened on August 28, 2016 on Santa Lucia Canyon Road, near Vandenberg.
Prosecutors previously said Lindsey drove his car into oncoming traffic while going more than 15 miles over the posted speed limit. They said he was driving under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana and while using his cell phone.
He is scheduled to be sentenced March 13.
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