COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) - A suspect in a traffic accident that killed a Kansas woman and her daughter is scheduled to go to trial on Tuesday.
Kaston Hudgins of Galena is charged with first-degree murder in a July 2009 wreck that killed Teresa Kemp and her daughter, Taylor, both of Pittsburg.
The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/xRUlWQ ) the trial is scheduled to start Tuesday in Cherokee County District Court.
Prosecutors say Hudgins was drinking when he fled from a Cherokee County sheriff's deputy and hit Kemp's vehicle south of Pittsburg.
A judge a civil trial last April found Hudgins solely responsible for the deaths and awarded John Kemp - the husband and father of the victims - more than $5.7 million in damages.
Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com
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