ALBUQUERQUE – A Sanostee man has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in a fatal car crash last year in New Mexico and is facing up to 10 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Tavis Washburn is out of custody pending his sentencing.
They say under terms of the plea agreement, Washburn faces between 71 to 120 months in prison.
Prosecutors say Washburn was driving impaired and speeding on a San Juan County highway in February 2018 when he crashed his car into a truck that was turning onto the road.
Authorities say a front-seat passenger in Washburn’s vehicle was killed in the crash.
Washburn’s 2-year-old son also was a passenger in the car and authorities say the child was endangered by his father’s reckless conduct.