Suspect In Double-Fatal Accident Set For Trial

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

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.

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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