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Driver takes plea deal in crash death of 6-year-old

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A South Dakota woman is scheduled to be sentenced April 7 in northwest Nebraska for the drunken driving crash death of a 6-year-old girl.

Court records say Kimberly Eagle Bull of Box Elder, pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and to other charges and to other charges including Motor Vehicle Homicide-DUI, a Class 2A Felony, DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a Class 3A Felony, and misdemeanor charges of Transporting a Child While Intoxicated and False Reporting.

According to court documents, in exchange for her plea, charges of Intentional Child Abuse Resulting in Death, a Class 1B Felony, Intentional Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, a Class 2 Felony, and Negligent Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, a Class 3A Felony, were dismissed.

She faces up to 20 years in prison.

The Nebraska State Patrol has said the crash occurred Sept. 9, 2017, when the minivan Eagle Bull was driving went out of control and rolled on a road north of Chadron.

The rollover accident killed 6-year-old Christina Roubideaux and injured two other children.

 

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