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Story published: 05-15-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Billings pleads guilty to vehicular manslaugher

David A. Billings of Mountain City recently pled guilty in Washington County Criminal Court to vehicular homicide, as well as vehicular assault charges, to a December 3, 2010 crash that killed Tanya K. Martin and injured her six-year old daughter.

Billings was charged with vehicular homicide and reckless aggravated assault after a fatal two-vehicle wreck that occurred in Gray, Tennessee. Martin was driving southbound when her vehicle was struck by Billings. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Billings was initially held in the Washington County Detention Center where bond was posted.

Billings, who had agreed to a plea deal that would allow his sentences to run simultaneously, could face eight to 10 years in prison on the charge of vehicular homicide and three to six years on the vehicular assault charge. Billings, with no prior convictions, would be eligible for potential probation. At this time, no date for sentencing has been set.