Just weeks before a trial, the man charged in causing a wreck that killed a Warrick County teenager plead guilty to charges.
Osiel Marroquin, 19, of Evansville was charged with causing death while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a prior offense, a Level 4 felony; causing death while operating a motor vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, causing death while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and reckless homicide -- all Level 5 felonies; causing serious bodily injury when operating a motor vehicle with and ACE of .08 or more, a Level 6 felony and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, a Class A misdemeanor.
Marroquin was charged after driving the wrong way on State Road 62 in the east bound land when his vehicle collided with another vehicle. The wreck resulted in the death of 15-year-old passenger and Boonville resident Skylar Robinson-Williamson and left another passenger, Megan Ripperdan, 18 of Boonville, in a coma to regain consciousness weeks later.
The driver of the vehicle that was struck by Marroquin, Whitney Winstead, 21 of Boonville, was unharmed in the wreck, but faced misdemeanor charges after lab reports and investigation showed that she had smoked marijuana prior to the wreck. She was charged with operating a vehicle with a Schedule I or II substance or its metabolite in the body, a Class C misdemeanor.
Marroquin's sentencing is set for Thursday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m.