Indianapolis Reckless Driver Convicted On Six Counts in Death of Three
An Indianapolis jury today found a 20-year-old driver guilty of six felonies arising from a December car crash that tragically took the life of three young friends who were passengers in his vehicle. The motorist was convicted on three counts of reckless homicide and three counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing death. Although the man denied being intoxicated at the time of the accident, he did admit drinking alcohol and smoking pot on the night of the crash.
According to news media accounts, on the night in question, the motorist was operating a Chevy Blazer about 60 mph in a 35-mph zone on Moller Road when he crossed over the center line and smashed into a tree. His BAC tested negative afterward, but that apparently was hours after the actual crash by which time he could have sobered up, according to trial evidence.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 26. He could receive up to 24 years behind bars. The man also could face a wrongful death civil lawsuit for money damages from the victims’ families.
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