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Suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed baby awaits extradition from Spokane to South Dakota

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

George Matousek, 37, is being held in the Spokane County Jail and awaiting extradition to South Dakota. Last year in Rapid City, he allegedly fled after causing a car crash that killed a baby and injured two adults. (Rapid City Police Department)
George Matousek, 37, is being held in the Spokane County Jail and awaiting extradition to South Dakota. Last year in Rapid City, he allegedly fled after causing a car crash that killed a baby and injured two adults. (Rapid City Police Department)
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A man suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed an infant last year in Rapid City, South Dakota, is awaiting extradition following his arrest in Spokane.

George Matousek, 37, is being held in the Spokane County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

The Rapid City Journal reported that Rapid City police issued a warrant for Matousek’s arrest in September, nearly a year after he allegedly fled after causing a car crash that killed 1-year-old Mackayla Dillon and injured two adults.

Police identified Matousek as the suspect through witness interviews, surveillance video and forensic evidence analysis, the Journal reported.

He faces charges of second-degree manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, driving without proof of insurance and five counts of hit-and-run, the Journal reported.

Matousek was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Oct. 15. Cpl. Mark Gregory, a spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, told the Journal that jail officials flagged his South Dakota warrant on Nov. 20.

Matousek has pleaded guilty to numerous other charges in Spokane County Superior Court this year.

In three separate cases dating back to May, he has pleaded guilty to obstructing police, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, malicious mischief, violating a domestic violence protection order and conspiracy to possess a controlled substance. In each case, he was sentenced to time served in jail – a total of about six and a half months.

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