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Student Pleads Guilty in Vermont Car Accident

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - A former student from Vermont's Norwich University who police say was driving drunk when he crashed, killing a fellow student, has pleaded guilty to two felonies.

Derek Seber, of Gaithersburg, Md., appeared in court Thursday in Barre.

Last fall, Seber pleaded not guilty to a charge of drunken driving with death resulting and leaving the scene of the October crash in Northfield. He changed his plea to guilty on Thursday. Prosecutors recommend he serve 2 ½ years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

Seber awaits sentencing.

The crash killed 18-year-old passenger Renee Robbins of Kentwood, Mich., and critically injured three others. Seven passengers were in the car.

Robbins's father, Mark Robbins of Oxford, Mass., said he doesn't believe the proposed prison time is long enough.

By Erin B 07/19/2012 05:56:00