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Montana man pleads guilty to role in fatal crash

May 24, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 20-year-old southern Montana man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury for a drunken crash on the Crow Indian Reservation that killed a passenger and injured two others, including one who is now quadriplegic.

The Billings Gazette reports Gus Oldbear III of Garryowen entered his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Billings. He faces up to 28 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 11.

Prosecutors say Oldbear was legally intoxicated while driving on a secondary highway between Wyola and Lodge Grass at about 4 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2018. His truck went off the road, hit a ditch and rolled.

Christian Stewart of Crow Agency died. Oldbear’s other passengers suffered spinal fractures and one is now quadriplegic.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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