Author pleads guilty to manslaughter in Virginia wreck
Journalist pleads guilty to manslaughter
Journalist and author Donavan James Webster faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a wreck last year in Virginia that killed a man.
Media outlets report Webster entered his plea on Wednesday in Albemarle County Circuit Court. The 56-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced February 26.
Killed in the car crash was 75-year-old Wayne Thomas White Sr. of Waynesboro. Police say a car driven by Webster crossed the centre line on US 250 in Afton
Webster is a former senior editor for Outside magazine and has written for The New Yorker, National Geographic and other magazines.
He also has written several books, including "Aftermath: The Remnants of War" and "Meeting the Family: One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry."