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Magna man sentenced for causing negligent death of Price woman

By C.J. McMANUS
Sun Advocate associate editor

A Magna man was taken to the Carbon County Jail for fingerprinting Monday afternoon after he plead guilty to negligently causing the death of a Price woman during an early morning drive along the mountainous terrain near Scofield.

Alvin Clint Carter, 27, entered the plea on January 27 before Judge Douglas B. Thomas in Seventh District Court to one count of third degree felony Automobile Homicide for his role in the death of Brooke Tomadakis.

Following Carter's guilty plea in a packed court room, Judge Thomas accepted an agreement which dismissed additional charges against Carter including; driving on a revoked license, misdemeanor DUI and failure to maintain control of a vehicle on a mountain road.

Carter admitted to being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and court documents confirm that his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.12 three hours after the crash. Court documents also stated the area prosecutors did not seek prison time following a review of Carter's pre-sentence report.

On Monday, it was confirmed by the Carbon County Jail that Carter has been committed to the institution from 365 days and that he will serve three years of formal probation following his release.

In Carbon County, inmates are given "good time" sentence reductions for good behavior. If Carter receives the maximum amount of good time on his sentence, there is the possibility he could serve nine months.

Tomadakis, who was 22 years old at the time of her death, was ejected from the Dodge pickup Carter was driving as the truck slid more than 150 feet down Pondtown Road. The incident occurred just before 1:45 a.m. on July 7, 2013.

According to court documents and the reports of Carbon County Chief Deputy Tom Stefanoff, Carter, Tomadakis and a third passenger, Chad Wink, were all ejected from the vehicle. Wink, who was taken to a medical facility via private vehicle reportedly suffered major injuries.




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