Helena Police Department
A Carroll College football player was arrested after a crash that killed a fellow student and injured another female early Friday morning near Interstate 15 and Cedar Street, authorities said.
The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Carroll College student Bridget Kirby, 20, of Spokane, Washington, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff/Coroner Leo Dutton said.
Hunter Nicely, 19, of Monrovia, California, was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular homicide while under the influence and misdemeanor counts of DUI, negligent vehicular assault, underage possession of alcohol, reckless driving, a seat belt violation, and open container of alcohol in a vehicle, Helena police said. He was booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.
Nicely is listed as a linebacker on the Carroll College football team.
Officers were dispatched to I-15 and Cedar Street, on the northbound offramp, about 2 a.m. for a report of an injury/rollover crash involving a vehicle. It was reported there was one unresponsive female who was ejected from the vehicle.
According to an affidavit written by Helena Police Department officer Jessica Cornell, when officers arrived at