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Jeronimo pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal crash

Plea deal reached in case, bond reduced


A week ago, trial dates were being discussed for the man involved in a fatal traffic crash near Dalton in April. On Friday morning, a plea agreement was instead announced in Cheyenne County District Court.

Abel Domingo Jeronimo, who turns 39 on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to a single charge of failing to stop, disclose information and render assistance in an accident involving death.

Jeronimo, of Sidney, originally faced a class three felony. As part of the plea deal, the charge was lowered to a class four offense.

District Court Judge Derek Weimer told the defendant the offense carries a maxi...

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