Suspect in Fatal Crash Faces Charges [AUDIO]
A Casper man thought to be the driver during an October crash that killed one person and severely injured two others was in court today (Thursday) to face charges. K2 Radio's Daniel Sandoval reports:
Larry Ronald Turner Jr., 31, faces one charge of vehicular homicide and two charges of aggravated assault for the October 12th crash.
In that early morning crash near the intersection of 13th Street, also Fort Caspar Road, and King Boulevard, Dylan Brock died at the scene. Lucas Meadows was severely injured and lost an arm. Monica Patro was also severely injured with fractures and a head injury.
According to police affidavit, witnesses and crash data suggest that Turner was driving in excess of 100 mph slightly before the crash.
At Turner's initial appearance, Circuit Court Judge Michael Huber told him there would be another, third-strike charge of being a habitual criminal because of his previous felony convictions, a 1998 burglary conviction and a 2003 possession conviction. Since the new charges are also felonies, Turner faces life in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Dan Itzen recommended a $500,000 bond. Judge Huber set bond at $100,000 cash or surety and ordered Turner, if released on bond, not to have any contact with the victims.