Teenager pleads guilty to felony in fatal crash

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

An 18-year-old Anchorage man involved in a fatal 2013 car crash has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Prosecutor Daniel Shorey says Murphy Madison Gross pleaded guilty Thursday to criminally negligent homicide and three counts of misdemeanor assault.

Reports say Gross was originally charged with five felonies in the Feb. 6, 2013, crash in midtown Anchorage.

Investigators say Gross ran a red light at Northern Lights Boulevard and A Street and T-boned a Jeep Cherokee.

The crash killed 27-year-old Catherine Cope, a mother of two, and injured three others.

Cope had driven to pick up her husband from his job at Guido's pizza parlor. Ryan Cope got behind the wheel of their SUV and was giving a ride to two co-workers.

Gross is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 13.

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