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N4T Investigators: Driver pleads guilty in cyclists' deaths

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TUCSON - The News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that Brian Lynch, the man charged with plowing his truck into a group of cyclists last year, has changed his plea to guilty. 

The 30-year old Lynch entered the plea this morning in Pima County Superior Court, a week before his trial for manslaughter and other charges was to begin. He pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of endangerment.

Lynch now faces a prison term of seven to 29.75 years when he is sentenced Aug. 25. He could have faced as many as 100 years.

According to toxicology reports, Lynch was high on meth when he ran a red light on the Northwest Side on March 3, 2016, and killed 72-year-old Clare Rhoades and 68-year-old Kenneth Vieira. Three other cyclists were injured. 

Here is the News 4 Tucson Investigators report on the case from Feb. 6.

News 4 Tucson will have more on this story tonight at 6.

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