COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) A suspect in a traffic accident that killed a Kansas woman and her daughter is scheduled to go to trial on Tuesday.
Kaston Hudgins of Galena is charged with first-degree murder in a July 2009 wreck that killed Teresa Kemp and her daughter, Taylor, both of Pittsburg.
The Joplin Globe reports the trial is scheduled to start Tuesday in Cherokee County District Court.
Prosecutors say Hudgins was drinking when he fled from a Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy and hit Kemp’s vehicle south of Pittsburg.
A judge a civil trial last April found Hudgins solely responsible for the deaths and awarded John Kemp the husband and father of the victims more than $5.7 million in damages.