Guilty Plea In Fatal Wreck

Published: May. 22, 2007 at 9:58 PM CDT
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A western Iowa man has pleaded guilty to the deaths of two University of Iowa students killed in a wreck last year while driving home from their spring break vacation.

Rudolph Huebner, of Tabor, faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in July on two vehicular homicide charges.

The 22-year-old was accused of driving drunk when he crashed into a vehicle on March 18th, 2006, near Underwood, killing Mark McCloy, of Carmel, Indiana, and Brooke Walton, of Cedar Falls.

The victims were returning from Colorado.

Pottawattamie County investigators say Huebner was driving 97 miles per hour with a blood alcohol level of point-one-eight -- more than twice the legal limit.

Huebner was additionally charged with three counts of serious injury by vehicle, accounting for the injuries of three other University of Iowa students who were in the victims' vehicle.

Those charges will be dismissed as part of a plea deal.