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Male driver who killed Price woman in crash pleads guilty

First Published      Last Updated Jan 28 2014 09:20 pm

A 27-year-old Magna man who was intoxicated when he crashed his truck and killed a Price woman in July pleaded guilty Tuesday to negligent homicide.

Alvin Clint Carter faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in 7th District Court to a third-degree felony count of automobile homicide by driving under the influence of alcohol. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped three other charges accusing Carter of drunken driving, operating a vehicle while his license was revoked or suspended and uncontrolled driving in a canyon.

On July 7, 2013, Carter was driving in Carbon County when his truck veered off Pondtown Road, near Scofield, about 1:45 a.m., according to charging documents.

Carter and his passenger, 22-year-old Brooke Tomadakis, were ejected as the truck rolled down a 150-foot embankment.

Tomadakis died at the scene.

Carter and another passenger in the truck, Chad Wink, survived the crash.

According to Carbon County officials, no one in the vehicle had been wearing seat belts.

When police tested Carter's blood-alcohol level, it registered at slightly above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He has been cited for several traffic citations in the past and in 2005 was convicted of attempted aggravated assault.

Carter is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Douglas Thomas on April 14.


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