Zachary Lambert, 2011 mug shot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Monday 16-year-old Zachary Lambert plead guilty to multiple charges relating to a fatal crash from 2011.
Lambert plead guilty to vehicular homicide, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, and grand theft auto, according to a news release from the State Attorney's Office.
A charge of third degree murder was eliminated since Lambert would not have been able to plead guilty to duplicate charges.
Lambert's charges stem from a November 2011 fatal crash that happened near the intersection of San Pablo Road and Beach Boulevard.
Lambert was driving a stolen truck when he ran a red light and hit a car being driven by 22-year-old Christopher Thompson.
Thompson worked at the Mayo Clinic and was on his way to work at the time of the crash.
Assistant State Attorney Julie Taylor said, "The first step towards justice for the victim, Christopher Thompson, occurred today with Mr. Lambert's plea to Judge Boyer. The maximum sentence would be the only fitting punishment for the death of this innocent victim."
Lambert faces up to 35 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for August.
First Coast News