SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WTAQ) - The man charged with homicide following the fatal Pig Stop crash last July accepted a plea deal Tuesday in Sheboygan County Court. 33-year-old Jeremy Pfister entered pleas of no contest to 2 charges stemming from the accident that left 18-year-old Emily Hughes dead when Pfister backed up a mini-van into the convenience store while driving from the passenger seat.
As part of the plea agreement, Pfister will receive a deferred conviction of 2 years. If he complies with terms of the deferment, he will avoid the felony homicide conviction. Pfister also pled no contest to reckless driving causing injury and as part of the agreement, would spend a year on probation along with 6 months in the county jail. District Attorney Joe DeCecco consulted with the Hughes family, who ultimately signed off on the deal Pfister accepted. Pfister will be sentenced April 30th.