Man pleads guilty in Dulce car crash that killed 2

Created: 03/12/2014 3:25 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Dulce man has pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter after a rollover crash in New Mexico last year killed two passengers.

Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Isaiah Dean Trujillo entered his plea Wednesday.

Trujillo's sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, prosecutors say Trujillo will be sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Trujillo was arrested after the crash in Dulce within the Jicarilla Apache Nation on April 24, 2013.

Authorities say two women died from injuries sustained in the rollover and two other passengers were seriously injured.

Prosecutors say Trujillo was intoxicated at the time of the accident and was driving in excess of 70 mph on a road that had a posted speed limit of 35 mph.

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