Man pleads guilty to 4 counts in death of Megan Twist

10 other charges dropped against Richie Wiltfang, 25

By Elizabeth Campbell - Reporter

Police said Ricahard Witlfang was driving when Megan Twist fell out of his pickup truck and died.

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - A man accused of driving when 23-year-old Megan Twist fell off his moving pickup truck in November 2016 pleaded guilty to four of the 14 charges against him. 

Richie Wiltfang, 25, was in a Glynn County Courtroom Monday when he made an open plea deal, pleading guilty to four charges. The other 10 charges were dropped. 

Wiltfang pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, making a false statement and an open-container violation.

Twist's sister, Jane Hixon, said the ordeal has been difficult for everyone involved.

"She’ll never have kids. She’ll never get married. She’ll never have a life," Hixon said. "It was hard, and I know Richie was probably terrified and scared of what’s going to happen, and it's not that we're not sympathetic to his situation but we also want him held responsible for what happened."

Wiltfang faces up to 16 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11 in Glynn County. Hixon said Twist was honored last week in Jacksonville Beach for being an organ donor. Hixon said her sister saved the lives of five people.

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