Homicide

Journalist, author Donovan Webster pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Virginia wreck

Journalist and author Donavan James Webster faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a wreck last year in Virginia that killed a man.

Media outlets report Webster entered his plea Wednesday in Albemarle County Circuit Court. The 56-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26.

Killed in the car crash was 75-year-old Wayne Thomas White Sr. of Waynesboro. Police say a car driven by Webster crossed the center line on U.S. 250 in Afton

Webster is a former senior editor for Outside magazine and has written for The New Yorker, National Geographic and other magazines.

He also has written several books, including "Aftermath: The Remnants of War" and "Meeting the Family: One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry."