Hardin man enters guilty plea for his part in two accidents

A Hardin man will spend the next 14 years behind bars for his involvement in two separate accidents that caused serious injuries.
James Eaton, 33, received a seven year sentence for a felony assault charge and 90 days in jail for driving while intoxicated for an accident that occurred last September.
Dustin K. McIntosh of Richmond had to be life flighted to Centerpoint Hospital after a grain truck driven by Eaton struck his vehicle along Long Lake Road near Highway 10.
Both vehicles crashed into the ditch and it took rescue workers 45 minutes to extricate McIntosh from his truck. McIntosh sustained multiple fractures to his left leg and a crushed pelvis. Eaton walked away from the accident.
Last month Eaton received a similar sentence in Carroll County for his involvement in an accident in January.
Eaton crashed a vehicle in rural Ray County, seriously injuring a Richmond teen that had to be life flighted from that accident. Two others in the car sustained moderate injuries. Eaton and another man, Ralph Holt, also of Hardin, fled the scene. Eaton received two seven year sentences to run concurrently for a felony assault charge and endangering the welfare of a child. Holt received a fine for supplying liquor to a minor.

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