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Fatal Accident Leads to Criminal Charge

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A Minot woman has been charged with Negligent Homicide in connection with a traffic accident that killed a Westhope man three months ago.

32-year-old Maria Sutton is facing the Class C Felony charge for the death of 49-year-old Robert Morrison of Westhope on June 23rd in north Minot.

Investigators say Sutton was driving south in the northbound lane of North Broadway about one-am that day when her car hit Morrison's car head-on.

She told police she had become confused while driving a friend home from a bar.

She said she thought she had turned around into the southbound lane after missing a turnoff.

Sutton's blood alcohol content was point-067, below the point-08 threshold for being considered legally drunk.

The Negligent Homicide charge carries a maximum five year prison sentence.

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