A Tarleton State University student pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter Monday in the 266th Judicial District Court.
Ryan Crutsinger was the driver of a black Saab that plowed into a retaining wall on Sept. 11, 2007, killing Stephen Cage, a 19-year-old Tarleton freshman.
The accident occurred in a university parking lot near the intersection of Washington and Lillian streets. Cage, who was from Conroe, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crutsinger is represented by local attorneys, Robert Glasgow and Shay Isham.
A jury is expected to be seated Wednesday to hear testimony in the punishment phase, which is expected to last two days.
Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony. Crutsinger faces two to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. District Attorney John Terrill said he is not eligible to receive deferred adjudication probation.