Raleigh woman pleads guilty, gets prison time for wrong-way I-440 crash

— A Raleigh woman pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to second-degree murder in connection with a wrong-way crash on Interstate 440 in January 2015.

Raleigh police say Kiera Jo Sprouse was driving her car more than 100 mph on westbound I-440, when it hit the rear of Thomas John Anstey’s motorcycle, pushing him more than 500 feet.

Anstey, 50, died at the scene.

Sprouse crashed her car and fled the scene, authorities said, and police arrested her at her apartment 10 miles away about two hours later. Court documents indicate she had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13.

Sprouse, of 10610-404 Westgate Club Drive, was also charged with driving while impaired, felony hit-and-run causing death, driving without a license and aggravated felony death by vehicle.

Sprouse’s plea earned her a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

,A Raleigh woman pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to second-degree murder in connection with a wrong-way crash on Interstate 440 in January 2015.

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