- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A Carlin man has been found guilty of driving under the influence resulting in the death of one of his passengers in a rollover accident on Interstate 80 west of Elko two years ago.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports (https://tinyurl.com/z2x9kqc) a district court jury deliberated for three hours late Wednesday night before finding 24-year-old Asay Crofts guilty of two felony counts in the October 2014 death of Jerimiah Stills.

Crofts and another passenger, Caleb Collins, also were severely injured.

The case was retried a year after Judge Al Kacin declared a mistrial during the original proceedings.

Investigators say Crofts was heading straight on a curve at up to 85 mph when the Chevy pickup he was driving went off the interstate, overcorrected and rolled down an embankment near the Carlin Tunnels.

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