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(Neb)-Names Released In Fatal Crash On Slim Buttes Road

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/13/2017 10:53 AM
CHADRON - The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of the child killed in Saturday's fatal rollover accident on Slim Buttes Road northeast of Chadron and the woman who was driving the minivan that contained 3 adults and 3 children.

     6-year old Christina Roubideaux died Sunday at Denver Children's Hospital, where she'd been flown following the accident while 32-year old Kimberly Eagle Bull remains in custody on multiple charges including drunk driving and motor vehicle homicide.

      Authorities have not said what relationship, if any, there was between Roubideaux and Eagle Bull. A second child was also flown Denver Children's hospital, but the name, age, gender, and condition of that child have not been released.

      The Dawes County Sheriff's office, which handled the accident investigation, determined the accident was the result of excessive speed, with witnesses saying the van was going very fast when it rolled. 

     The State Patrol, which handled the criminal investigation, says Eagle Bull was initially taken into custody following the accident on unrelated outstanding warrants from Sheridan County.

       Charges against her from the accident besides motor vehicle homicide and driving under the influence include having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, false reporting for giving a false name to officers, failure to use a child restraint, and child abuse or neglect...the last for having children in the vehicle while driving drunk.

      A final determination on charges will be made by Dawes County Attorney Vance Haug, possibly as early as tomorrow. No court date will be scheduled against Eagle Bull until then.


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