Crash Prosecutors Charge Man in Fatal Accident That Killed Marine

1 decade 3 years 9 months ago Thursday, February 09 2006 Feb 9, 2006 Thursday, February 09, 2006 3:22:27 PM CST February 09, 2006 in News
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Odell McKinnis Junior of Brighton was charged yesterday with was charged yesterday with involuntary manslaughter and resisting arrest. The 37-year-old McKinnis is jailed in Greene County on a $50,000 bond. He's accused of speeding through a stop sign on Dec. 17, and crashing into a car, killing 22-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Jesse Harden. Police say McKinnis admitted he smoked crack cocaine before the crash. The crash happened soon after an off-duty Greene County deputy activated his lights and began following McKinnis, who fled at speeds exceeding 70 miles per hour. Harden's family said the Marine was preparing for a second tour of duty in Iraq.

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