KAY COUNTY, Okla. (KSNW) – An Arkansas City man entered a plea to a fatal DUI crash last year. The crash occurred northeast of Newkirk on a rural gravel road in October. Rhett Lathers, 17, of Arkansas City died in the crash.
On Tuesday, Walker Moulton appeared in Kay County and pleaded to a lesser amended count of negligent homicide and DUI by a person under 21. He had initially been charged with first-degree manslaughter and DUI by a person under 21 in the death of Lathers.
The Kay County clerk tells KSN News that Moulton will not be incarcerated if he completes specific court requirements.
The victim’s mother spoke in favor of Moulton at the hearing and asked the court to drop the charges.