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Wolf Point man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Posted at 2:08 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 14:49:42-04

GREAT FALLS – A Wolf Point man has admitted to a charge in a fatal crash on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation last year.

Andrew Preston Martell, 32, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He faces a maximum eight years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

The Department of Justice reported Martell had been drinking alcohol and was driving around the reservation with two female passengers.

Martell drove off a straight road and crashed into a ditch. The vehicle rolled and came to a rest on the driver’s side.

All three occupants were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency responders. One of the passengers died at the scene.

Martell’s sentencing has been set for June 27.