A man involved in the boating crash that killed Gabrielle Fisher on Pactola Reservoir in August plead guilty to manslaughter on Monday.
Jody Kreycik, 29, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and boating under the influence during an arraignment hearing at the Pennington County Courthouse.
Second degree manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
The crash happened on Aug. 14 when Kreycik was piloting a personal watercraft that collided with boat that Fisher was on, authorities said. Fisher was thrown from the boat and her body was recovered three days later.
Kreycik was first arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated and was later charged with second-degree manslaughter.
According to Penning County State's Attorney Mark Vargo, Kreycik indicated that he will be entering a treatment program through U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for substance abuse. Because of that, a status hearing is set for Nov. 23, at which time the court hopes to set a date for sentencing.