Trial Dates Set For Jessica Carnline Vehicular Homicide Case [PHOTOS]
A trial date has been set for a Casper teen accused of crashing a vehicle into a building, and killing her two passengers as a result.
Natrona County District Court Judge Catherine Wilking has set an April 6th trial date for 17-year old Jessica Carnline, who has pleaded not guilty to two charges of vehicular homicide.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in September, Carnline was driving a vehicle eastbound on Second Street, approaching the Wyoming Medical Center, when the vehicle went over the curb and hit a sign in front of the hospital, and the building itself.
Twenty-seven year old Brandon Avery and 27-year old Amanda Strickland who were passengers inside the vehicle, both died as a result of injuries they sustained in the crash, while Carnline was treated for her injuries.
Investigators later found a can of air duster inside the vehicle, and in an interview with Carnline, she told police that it made her high.
Police determined that the vehicle was going as fast as 76 miles per hour at the time of the collision, and there were no signs that the brakes were used and no one was wearing their seat-belt.
Carnline is free on $30,000 bond awaiting trial, and could receive up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.
Both prosecuting and defense attorneys estimate that the trial will last for four days.