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Illinois man pleads guilty to double fatal hit-run crash near Janesville

JANESVILLE, W I(WTAQ) - An Illinois man has admitted killing two motorcyclists with his SUV near Janesville, and then driving away without stopping.

24-year-old Sambath Pal of Park City Illinois is scheduled to be sentenced October 1st, after he pleaded guilty to his two original charges of hit-and-run involving death. The pleas averted a trial, and prosecutors said they did not offer a plea deal.

Rock County authorities said Pal's SUV crossed a center line on Highway 14 on the night of Easter Sunday, hit two motorcycles among a group of five, and kept going.

24-year-old Mitchell Vance and 18-year-old Devin Julius, both of Janesville were killed.

Five days after the crash, Pal's father called sheriff's deputies to report his son, saying it was the right thing to do.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)