No-Contest Plea In Death Of 'Christmas Story' Director Bob Clark

A driver involved in a head-on crash that killed "A Christmas Story" director Bob Clark and his son has pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Hector Velazquez-Nava, a 24-year-old Mexican national, faces up to six years in state prison when he is sentenced September 27th.

Prosecutors says Velazquez-Nava was drunk when he steered his sport utility vehicle into the wrong lane of Pacific Coast Highway in April, striking Clark's sedan.

The filmmaker and his 22-year-old son died at the scene.

Authorities say Velazquez-Nava had a blood-alcohol level of point-two-four percent, three times the legal limit for driving.

Both he and his passenger were treated for minor injuries.


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