A woman is charged with motor vehicle homicide and driving under the influence, following a fatal crash Saturday in Dawes County.The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. MT.
A 2002 Ford Windstar van driven by Kimberly Eagle Bull lost control and rolled on Slim Butte Road north of Chadron, the Nebraska State Patrol said. Six-year-old Christina Roubideaux passed away Sunday at Denver Children’s Hospital. She was one of two children in the van who were transported by life-flight to Denver.
In all, six people, including three adults and three children, were transported to the hospital, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
Kimberly Eagle Bull, 32, of Pine Ridge, S.D, was charged Sunday for DUI, having an open container, false reporting, child abuse/neglect, failure to use a child restraint, motor vehicle homicide, as well as other charges, Thomas said.
Investigation of the accident was handled by the Dawes County Sheriff’s Office.
The criminal investigation is handled by the Nebraska State Patrol. A final determination on charges will be made by the Dawes County Attorney.