Fruitland resident pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A Fruitland resident pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday morning in connection to a car crash that left two men dead.

Farrell Bowman, 28, was allegedly driving his Chrysler sedan on Navajo Route 36 on July 3, 2014, after consuming between nine and 10 beers when he swerved into the westbound lane, striking an oncoming Toyota Scion, according to the criminal complaint filed in January.

The two men in the Scion, as well as Bowman, were transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center. The two men who had been passengers in the Scion died from of their injuries, according to the criminal complaint.

Bowman was arrested in January.

A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

As part of his plea agreement, Bowman will be sentenced to up to more than six years in prison followed by supervised release, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.