A Garryowen man faces a maximum 28 years in prison after admitting charges in a fatal car wreck in August.
Gus Oldbear III, 20, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Christian Stewart, 21, of Crow Agency, died in the Aug. 10 wreck.
Oldbear was driving on a secondary highway between Wyola and Lodge Grass around 4 a.m. when his truck left the road, hit a ditch and rolled, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme’s office.
One passenger in the truck died, while the two other passengers were injured, both suffering a spinal fracture. One was rendered a quadriplegic, and the other suffered a collapsed lung, according to the government's filings.
Oldbear had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.123 percent at the time of the crash, according to the press release.
There is no plea agreement in the case.
The manslaughter charge carries a maximum penalty of eight years in prison. The two counts of assault both carry a maximum of 10 years.
Sentencing has been set for Sept. 11.