Driver pleads guilty to Second Degree Murder for deadly Chesapeake crash

Posted at 5:22 AM, Jun 14, 2018

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -  A man who police say led them on a chase, and killed a Chesapeake city worker was in court Thursday morning.

Courtney Horan

Courtney Horan is facing murder charges for the deadly crash.

Horan pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder and faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.

Back in October, police tried to stop the 27-year-old for an expired inspection sticker but he led them on a chase, according to investigators.

The chase reached speeds over 100 miles per hour.

They said Horan hit another car then crashed into a Chesapeake trash truck killing 51-year-old George Harris.

Harris’s mother told News 3 her son was a dedicated and hardworking employee.

Horan's sentencing is scheduled for September 27.


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