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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash headed for Billings treatment center pending trial

Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 18:00:06-04

MISSOULA – A 26-year-old Missoula man accused of killing a 22-year-old University of Montana graduate while driving under the influence has been accepted to the Rimrock Treatment Center in Billings while awaiting trial.

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

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

Police say Grady fled the scene after the crash. When they discovered him and his pickup they obtained a search warrant to test Grady’s blood for drugs and alcohol.

Court documents say that Grady’s blood sample tested positive for cocaine, Valium and marijuana.

Court documents also say that while Grady did not test positive for alcohol, police discovered video evidence that shows Grady having multiple drinks throughout the night at several establishments around Missoula. 

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

Grady has a bed date set for Friday, Oct. 12. at the Billings treatment facility and will be transported there by his father. His status hearing scheduled for the Nov. 3 will also be vacated.

The Missoula County Attorney’s Office made no objections to the motion.