WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)– A driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run from last spring has pleaded guilty in the case.

Alton Kirkland pleaded guilty to nine counts including vehicular homicide, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Just weeks from his high school graduation, Jordan Sprouse, 18, died after being in a collision at 32nd Avenue and Kipling Street in May 2014. Police say Alton Kirkland, 23, was driving the other car and he ran from the scene.

Jordan Sprouse (credit: CBS)

Jordan Sprouse (credit: CBS)

Kirkland’s girlfriend and her two small children were also in the car and were injured.

Kirkland will be sentenced later this month.

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