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Man accused of fatal hit-run in Rapid City pleads not guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of killing an infant during a 2018 hit-and-run in Rapid City has pleaded not guilty.

George Matousek pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree manslaughter and hit-and-run with injury in the October 2018 death of 1-year-old Mackayla Dillon. He also pleaded not guilty to driving under suspension.

Police say Matousek was driving “at an extremely high rate of speed” before hitting two vehicles at a Rapid City intersection, killing the child.

Matousek faces life in prison under the South Dakota’s habitual offender laws.