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Woman awaits sentencing for negligent homicide

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A Ronan woman entered into a plea agreement that results in her conviction. Lindsay Elizabeth Castrillo, 36, was convicted of negligent homicide, which is a felony. 

Castrillo was initially charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence. She entered a no-contest plea to the negligent homicide charge at District Court in Polson on Jan. 20.

According to court records, on Sept. 1, 2019, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wayne Bieber, responded to a one-vehicle rollover involving a fatality on Moiese Valley Road. Bieber’s investigation of the site found that Castrillo was driving northbound when she lost control of the Subaru she was driving. 

The Subaru rolled multiple times and ejected her front-seat passenger and rolled over him, “killing him almost instantly,” according to records. 

When questioned about the rollover, Castrillo admitted to being the driver. A third passenger, who survived the accident, also confirmed Castrillo was driving. A blood test showed Castrillo’s blood alcohol content at .140.

District Judge James Manley set a sentencing date of March 10.

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