Man from deadly accident goes to court

A man from Avery County, North Carolina, was involved in a high speed chase that didn't stop until there was a deadly crash in Tennessee. The incident happened back on May 21st, but the man just recently went before a Tennessee court.

He faces charges for evading arrest, theft, vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment. He was also injured in the accident, and he was wearing a neck brace as he was wheeled into the courtroom, riding in a wheelchair.

The court case did not move things much further, as the judge simply reset the hearing, changing it to the 14th of July.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the man had stolen an SUV, a 2006 Honda Pilot, which he was driving as he ran from the police. He had a passenger with him, who was 17 years old. In the process of trying to escape, he man lost control of the SUV. It went off the road and careened down a nearby embankment, hitting a number of trees on the way.

This all happened close to the intersection where Highway 19-E and Crabtree Road come together.

Though some parts of the accident seem very clear, the investigation is not yet done. According to the man's attorney, they still need to get the toxicology report back, and an accident reconstruction team is also working to piece together exactly what took place.

If you've lost loved ones in a car accident, whether they were in another vehicle or riding in one that crashed due to dangerous driving practices, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses.

Source: Go Blue Ridge, "Fatal Wreck Suspect Appears in Tennessee Court," Steve Frank, June 03, 2015

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