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Former Fortune 500 Executive to Plead Guilty in Fatal Crash

Robert Dellinger, a 54-year-old former Fortune 500 executive, is expected to plead guilty Thursday morning to negligent homicide

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    Former Fortune 500 Executive to Plead Guilty in Fatal Crash
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    This booking photo provided by the Lebanon, N.H., Police Department Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, shows Robert Dellinger, 53, of Sunapee, N.H. charged with manslaughter in the deaths of a Vermont couple who were expecting their first child in January 2014. Dellinger, a former Fortune 500 executive, told police he was depressed and aiming to kill himself when he drove his full-size pick-up truck across a grassy highway median on Dec. 7, became airborne and crushed to death the young couple.

    The driver in a fatal crash is set to admit his botched suicide attempt ending up killing a pregnant woman and her fiance.

    Robert Dellinger, a 54-year-old former Fortune 500 executive, is expected to plead guilty Thursday morning to negligent homicide for the deaths of 24-year-old Amanda Murphy and 29-year-old Jason Timmons, of Wilder, Vermont. His lawyer says he'll also plead guilty to assault for the death of the eight-month-old fetus.

    Dellinger, of Sunapee, New Hampshire, initially was charged with manslaughter but that was later upped to second-degree murder. Negligent homicide, which carries up to seven years in prison, is a lesser charge. Dellinger will be sentenced later.

    Dellinger told investigators he was trying to kill himself when he steered his pickup across a highway median.

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