Two indicted for manslaughter after 10-year-old dies in Dixie Highway crash
Months after a 10-year-old girl died in a violent crash on Dixie Highway, two people have been indicted for manslaughter.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Months after a 10-year-old girl died in a violent crash on Dixie Highway, two people have been indicted for manslaughter.
It was Friday, May 6, when police say 10-year-old Brianna Fuller was riding in a car with her father, Donnie Fuller. Police say their car was turning into the parking lot of a pizza restaurant on Dixie Highway, when it was t-boned by a speeding car.
"Brianna's seat belt broke upon impact, and she was thrown from the vehicle," recalled Danielle Williams, Brianna's mother, days after the crash. "Her dad, he unbuckled his seat belt. He couldn’t find her. So he got out, and he looked around the car, and he collapsed in the street."
Donnie Fuller was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.
Brianna Fuller -- a cheerleader and gymnast who ran cross country and dabbled in video blogs -- was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to court documents, two people have been indicted in connection with the crash. On Thursday, a Jefferson County grand jury indicted Stephon D. Garner and La'Racheal S. Jackson on charges of second degree manslaughter, second degree assault and speeding. Additionally, Jackson has been indicted on one count of failing to stop and render aid, and Garner has been indicted on one count of driving without vehicle insurance.
The indictments indicate that both Garner and Jackson were speeding more than 26 miles over the speed limit.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brianna's mother alleges Jackson was chasing Garner at the time of the crash.
Jackson has faced traffic violations and drug charges in Jefferson County in the past. Garner's criminal history includes charges of assault, drug possession, fleeing police, and careless driving.
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