Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Billings Crash

Driver hit motorcyclist while the motorcycle was stopped at a traffic light

By Molly Priddy

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to driving drunk and causing the death of a motorcyclist in Billings.

The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Travis Michael Dedmore pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide Tuesday. He was arrested in August after striking and killing Rodney Bayman.

The motorcyclist had been stopped at a traffic light when he was hit by Dedmore in a pickup truck.

Court documents say Dedmore had a blood alcohol level about three times the legal limit.

Dedmore, who has prior DUI convictions, reportedly told authorities he had one drink that night and was sleep deprived.

Dedmore’s attorney says prosecutors have indicated they will seek the maximum penalty for his client, who pleaded guilty without the benefit of a plea deal.

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