Man accused of killing Granite City teen in hit-and-run pleads guilty

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The man accused of killing a Granite City teenager in a hit-and-run accident last year has pleaded guilty.

Daniel Embrey and two friends were walking along Edwardsville Road near 14th Street in Granite City at about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2014. According to the witnesses, the car struck the three teenagers and kept going without stopping. Daniel was taken to Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, where he was pronounced dead. One of his friends was also injured.

Son Thanh Nguyen, 26, of Madison was charged with failure to report an accident involving personal injury or death, a Class 1 felony. The police investigation had led them to Nguyen’s car, which allegedly showed signs of the damage.

He pleaded guilty in Madison County Court on Monday. It was an open plea, which means there was no promise of leniency in sentencing.

Nguyen will be sentenced at a later date. He faces a sentence ranging from probation to 15 years in prison on the Class 1 felony charge.