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McCurtain County Resident Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Indian Country

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Alexandria Nicole Nix, age 26, of Idabel, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea on July 27, 2023, to one count of Involuntary Manslaughter in Indian Country.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On March 12, 2018, Nix drove her truck under the influence of alcohol and failed to stop at a four-way intersection where she collided with another vehicle. The other motorist died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

Law enforcement’s investigation of the matter revealed Nix attempted to hide a box of beer she had in her vehicle at the time of the crash.  Data from Nix’s truck showed she never hit the brakes despite approaching the posted stop sign.  Toxicology tests of Nix’s blood revealed she had a .145 blood-alcohol content near the time of the crash.

The crime occurred in McCurtain County, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Gerald J. Jackson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Nix was allowed to remain free on bond pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Satter represented the United States.

Updated August 31, 2023

Topics
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice