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Man pleads guilty to 2014 DUI death in Hub City

Roberto Stanton, 32, pleaded guilty Friday in Forrest County Circuit Court. /Photo: WDAM archives Roberto Stanton, 32, pleaded guilty Friday in Forrest County Circuit Court. /Photo: WDAM archives
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A man is going to prison for 20 years for a drunk-driving head-on collision that happened in Hattiesburg two years ago.

The accident took the life of a William Carey student.

Roberto Stanton, 32, pleaded guilty Friday in Forrest County Circuit Court.

According to Hattiesburg Lt. Jon Traxler, Hattiesburg police received a call of a head-on collision on Highway 49 on the early morning hours of March 2, 2014.

Traxler said Stanton was driving southbound in the northbound lane of Highway 49 just north of the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center when he crashed into a vehicle.

The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified as Michael Iler, 21, by Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem. The man’s wife was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Stanton was taken to a hospital for minor injuries and then taken to jail. He was charged with DUI - negligence of driver results in death or disfigurement and DUI - mutilation/disfigurement/death of another. 

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