Woman Charged in Highway Worker Deaths on Trial

By: AP
By: AP
Jury selection begins in the trial of a woman accused in the hit-and-run deaths of two highway workers south of Lawrence.

Sabrina in tears on left handcuffed to Ramona Morgan

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Jury selection begins in the trial of a woman accused in the hit-and-run deaths of two highway workers south of Lawrence.

Ramona Morgan of Chewelah, Wash., faces two counts of reckless second-degree murder in the Sept. 11, 2007, deaths in a work zone on U.S. Highway 59 near Pleasant Grove. State highway worker Tyrone Korte of Seneca and contractor's employee Rolland Griffith of El Dorado died.

The 49-year-old Morgan also is charged with aggravated battery, accused of injuring a third worker. Jury selection was to start Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Morgan ignored signs and warnings to stop and twice drove through the blocked-off construction area.

Morgan was convicted by an Osage County jury in April of a felony charge of trying to flee from police, as well as several misdemeanor traffic violations.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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