A Mexican man admitted Wednesday afternoon that he was drunk when he drove the wrong way on area interstates, killing a mother and daughter traveling to a Fourth of July parade.
Diane and Anna Bronson were killed instantly on Interstate 435 near 63rd Street when their vehicle was hit by the man.
Felix Solano-Gallardo pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter. His blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when he smashed into the Bronsons' vehicle.
A judge will sentence the 19-year-old man at 2:30 p.m. on March 9.
The man, who was apparently in the United States illegally, has been evasive about his name and age during the entire prosecution. He used the name Felix Solano-Gallardo in court Wednesday and gave his age as 19 years old.
But prosecutors have said his name was actually Luis Solano-Barrera and that he was 23 years old.
The man was nearly killed in the crash and came to Wednesday's hearing in a wheelchair.
Buddy Bronson, who lost his wife and daughter in the crash, said he misses terribly his 44-year-old wife and 11-year-old daughter.
"Everybody misses them," he said. "I have just been numb. I hope everything works out as good as it can."
Buddy Bronson said the family can't get justice but hopes his loved ones' killer gets a stiff sentence.
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