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Delay in Case Involving Fatal Accident

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The preliminary hearing and arraignment for a Georgia man accused of negligent homicide in connection with an accident near Stanley last summer has been postponed.

49-year-old Vernon Wright faces three Class-C Felony charges of Negligent Homicide in the deaths of three people in a fog-shrouded accident just east of Stanley on June 21st.

Wright was driving a tanker truck loaded with crude oil that turned across the westbound lanes of Highway Two, causing an accident involving five vehicles.

The crash caused the tanker to explode into flames, and the fire burned the other vehicles in the crash.

Killed were 41-year-old David Maskey of Minot, 26-year-old Patrick Wilkie of Wahpeton and 23-year-old Tyler Fischer of Minot.

Wright was scheduled to be in court today in Stanley, but the hearing was pushed back to April Third.

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