A Warm Springs man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for running into two people on a dark road in 2017.
Harold Blackwolf Jr. pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. His sentencing hearing was held Monday in federal court in Eugene.
“This is a tragic case for the victims and it represents the culmination of defendant’s longstanding and difficult history with alcohol and drug addiction,” reads the government’s sentencing memo filed in federal district court.
The victims names have not been released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
On the night of Sept. 27, 2017, Blackwolf, 35, left a friend’s house in Warm Springs in his Dodge Durango while drunk on alcohol, according to court documents. He drove away from the property at high speed and with his lights off.
He crashed into two pedestrians in the road. When officers arrived, one was already dead. The other died on the way to the hospital. Several witnesses who were riding with Blackwolf told police he was the driver and was intoxicated.
Police searched Blackwolf’s house and discovered a Taurus .38 special revolver he was not allowed to possess.