- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Lame Deer man has admitted to charges related to a hit-and-run crash last year that killed a pedestrian in southeastern Montana.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2aqO5EO ) that 53-year-old Joseph Curtis Morrison Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the August 2015 incident.

Prosecutors say Morrison failed to stop at a stop sign in Lame Deer and crashed into 49-year-old Daisy Ann Rowland, who had been walking in a crosswalk. She died at the scene.

The suspect fled the scene and the vehicle was found abandoned near the crash site.

Morrison faces up to eight years in prison for the crime. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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


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