BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Bozeman man who told police he was driving more than 100 mph before crashing his car is charged with negligent homicide in the death of a 17-year-old passenger.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2clCEDA) Jacob Teleferro Burroughs made an initial appearance in Justice Court Friday, where Justice of the Peace Rick West set his bail at $50,000. Burroughs did not enter a plea.
Bozeman police say the speeding car struck a guardrail near the Interstate 90 interchange with East Main Street at about 10 p.m. Thursday. The car overturned, killing Joseph Carnefix and injuring Burroughs and a juvenile girl.
Investigators determined the car was traveling just over 100 mph — twice the posted speed limit.
Defense attorney Nick Miller asked for bail to be set at $20,000, but prosecutors noted Burroughs was recently charged with breaking in to a medical marijuana dispensary.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com