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Suspect in fatal Missoula hit-and-run slated for release to treatment center

Posted at 5:46 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 20:22:30-04

MISSOULA – A 26-year-old Missoula man accused of killing a 22-year-old University of Montana graduate while driving under the influence will be released to a chemical dependency treatment program in Billings when an opening becomes available.

Daniel Grady is accused of striking and killing Rebecca Romero in a hit-and run crash that occurred on June 17 near Lowell School.

Grady will be monitored by pre-trial supervision and is still waiting for a bed to become available at Rimrock Treatment Center in Billings. 

Daniel Grady
Daniel Grady, 26, is accused of striking and killing 22-year-old Rebecca Romero on June 17.

Once Grady has been accepted to the program he will be released to pretrial supervision and will be transported by officers.

If transport officers are unavailable, Grady may be transported by either his father or sister, according to an order signed by Judge Leslie Halligan. Halligan says that scenario is unlikely.

Rebecca Romero
Rebecca Grace Romero, 22, of Stockton, California was killed in the incident which happened near Lowell School.

Grady was subjected to a blood test to determine if he was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. He tested positive for valium, cocaine and marijuana.

The test did not show any alcohol in his system because it was taken seven hours after the crash, but evidence collected from a police investigation shows Grady drinking downtown at several bars before the incident.

Grady is expected in court Wednesday and is still in Missoula County Detention facility until there is an opening at Rimrock.