Blackfoot man pleads guilty in crash that killed passenger

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

POCATELLO -- Federal prosecutors say a Blackfoot man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for his role in a traffic crash last summer that killed a passenger in his vehicle.

Twenty-one-year-old Kendall Perry entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Pocatello.

Perry was indicted by a federal grand jury for causing a rollover crash on June 30 that led to the death of Cullen Fightsover. Investigators say Perry was driving while intoxicated and recklessly. A crash reconstructionist testified that Perry was driving at a speed of 74 mph in a 50 mph speed zone, ran a stop sign and drove through an intersection before losing control and rolling into a field.

He faces up to eight years in prison and fines up to $250,000. Sentencing is set for April 29.

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