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Update: Suspect arrested in hit-and-run accident that killed Canadian man

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According to Cascade County attorney, Joshua Racki, Jeroslav Kleberc has pleaded guilty to careless driving with the causing of a death enhancement and no contest to tampering with physical evidence.

The state recommended that he serve 6 months in jail followed by 10 years suspended.

As of right now, his bail remains at $20,000.


Jeroslav Kleberc has entered a changed of plea from negligent homicide a (felony) to careless causing of death (misdemeanor). Joshua Racki, Cascade County attorney, said that he has been in contact with the victims family and they are OK with the plea deal. Racki said the family, " is sympathetic and does not think he meant to do this." Kleberc will still plead guilty to the tampering with evidence and faces 10 years probation on that charge.


One Canadian man has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 72-year-old man in Great Falls on April 15th. Jeroslav Kleberc was charged with felonies including negligent homicide and tampering and fabricating with physical evidence. Kleberc was arrested in Waller County, Texas on April 19th and is currently in custody. We spoke with officers at the county jail who confirmed that Kleberc was detained, but the determination of his return to Montana is unsure.

Marvin Knutson of Saskatchewan was driving a Dodge Caravan on Interstate 15 near the Great Falls International Airport when his vehicle and a semi-truck carrying lumber collided. Knutson died at the scene. Kleberc, who is believed to be the driver of the semi, also faces a charge of failure to remain at the scene.

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