Harrold woman pleads not guilty in traffic death
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Harrold woman has pleaded not guilty in federal court to causing the death of a man last year by negligently operating a vehicle.
Twenty-three-year-old Kiya Rojas was indicted for manslaughter last week in the July 2018 death of 26-year-old Rolland Grass Rope in Lyman County.
Rojas was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set. The charge against her carries a maximum 8 years in prison and a $250,000 fine upon conviction.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.