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Man convicted in deadly 2018 crash in Speedway was traveling 89 mph in a 40 mph zone

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 11:22:16-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man convicted in a deadly crash in Speedway that killed a 60-year-old woman and her 86-year-old mother was traveling 89 miles per hours before impact, according to crash data obtained from the scene.

Carl Hill was found guilty by a jury of one count of reckless homicide for the death of Nola Spears on April 1. At the time, the jury was unable to reach a verdict for the second count of reckless homicide for the death of Spears' daughter, Donna Rosebrough.

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The Marion County Prosecutory says before the new trial on the second charge, Hill pleaded guilty to the second count of reckless homicide and being a habitual offender.

“The Speedway community experienced a devastating tragedy with the loss of Speedway residents Donna Rosebrough and Nola Spears,” Prosecutor Terry Curry stated. “Our Deputy Prosecutors were committed to retrying this case to seek justice for the families and to hold Mr. Hill accountable for his actions. With this resolution, he accepted that responsibility.”

Investigators with the Speedway Police Department say security camera footage from the crash shows Hill's Trailblazer running a red light while traveling westbound on Crawfordsville Road just before striking the victims' vehicle. Crash data obtained from the scene indicate that Hill was traveling 89 miles per hour just one second before the crash, according to a release from the prosecutor's office. The posted speed limit for Crawfordsville Road is 40 miles per hour.

Hill's sentencing hearing has been set for July 19.