Charges in Fatal Crash - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Charges in Fatal Crash

Posted: Updated:

A Georgia man is facing three felony charges of negligent homicide for his role in a traffic accident that killed three people near Stanley last summer.

Vernon Wright of Hiram, Georgia was charged this month with three Class-A Felonies in the crash.

The accident happened June 21st in heavy fog along Highway Two, three miles east of Stanley.

Wright was driving a semi tanker that turned across the highway in front of several oncoming vehicles.

The tanker exploded and lit the other vehicles on fire.

David Maskey and Tyler Fischer of Minot and Patrick Wilkie of Wahpeton were killed in the accident.

No date has been set for Wright's initial appearance in district court.

Each count carries a maximum five year prison sentence.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • One Killed, Nine Injured in Two Traffic Accidents

    One Killed, Nine Injured in Two Traffic Accidents

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:11:34 GMT
    One person was killed and nine others were injured in two separate traffic accidents early Wednesday morning.
    One person was killed and nine others were injured in two separate traffic accidents early Wednesday morning.
  • Fair Attendance Jumps

    Fair Attendance Jumps

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:21:41 GMT
    State Fair attendance numbers are inching toward a comeback with the biggest Tuesday attendance in fair history.
    State Fair attendance numbers are inching toward a comeback with the biggest Tuesday attendance in fair history.
  • KX Coop Day Promotes Cooperation

    KX Coop Day Promotes Cooperation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:15:25 GMT
    It was KX Coop day at the North Dakota State Fair...Dozens of regional cooperatives gathered under the big top to greet customers and give away prizes.
    It was KX Coop day at the North Dakota State Fair...Dozens of regional cooperatives gathered under the big top to greet customers and give away prizes.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.