Not Guilty Plea In Fatal DUI Accident On Reservation

     A Pine Ridge Reservation man has pleaded Not Guilty to involuntary manslaughter for a drunk driving crash last November on the reservation that killed a 74-year-old grandmother

       44-year-old Clifford Running Hawk of Oglala was indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this month.

       He’s free on bond awaiting trial set for November 17, 2020, and faces up to 8 years in prison if convicted. 

      Running Hawk is accused of driving under the influence and speeding near Oglala on Nov. 21, 2019 when he crashed into an oncoming vehicle., resulting in the death of  Virginia Kills Crow Indian.

       A passenger in the other vehicle, she suffered extensive injuries and died several days later at the hospital in Rapid City.