Monday, October 1, 2007

Here's a shocker

I thought they forgot about this....thank god they didn't. This douche cock apparently could not drive for shit, unfortunately Larry and Sierra happened to be directly in front of this asshole. Glad they didn't sweep this under the rug. Now if I could work my way on to the jury for this one...

KCStar story:
Grandview Man Charged in Wreck that Killed Two
By KEVIN HOFFMANN The Kansas City Star

Authorities today charged a Grandview man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a wreck last month that killed a grandfather and his granddaughter.Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar announced the charges against William K. Johnson, 49, this morning at a press conference. According to court documents filed in the case, Johnson was driving a 1985 Chevrolet pickup on Raytown Road when the truck struck the bicycles of Larry and Sierra Gaunt. Larry Gaunt, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene. Sierra, 14, was taken to a hospital where she later died. The court documents allege that Johnson was speeding before he struck the cyclists and that his truck drifted off the roadway due to inattention. Johnson overcompensated, the documents allege, and the truck skidded before impacting the bikes. "The majority of vehicular fatalities do not result in criminal charges," Kanatzar said. "There are times when a driver's actions constitute a crime and that driver needs to be held accountable." The charges are both felonies that carry maximum sentences of seven years in prison. The area where the wreck happened is near Longview Lake south of Harry S. Truman Drive. Family members have said that Larry Gaunt, and avid cyclist, and Sierra were training for the MS 150 bike ride when the wreck occurred. It would have been Sierra's first ride in the event.

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