LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Bill Powers | Dec 14, 2011

MECKLENBURG COUNTY - TRAFFIC ACCIDENT - INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER VERDICT - MEDIA REPORT

Driver guilty of involuntary manslaughter in crash // <![CDATA[ IBSYS.application.Application.registerComponent('IBSYS.media.ibFlowplayer','N312E31217B9',{ 'showinfobox':false,'adsenabled':true,'showembed':false,'autoplay':false,'height':170,'width':240,'controls':'internal','mediacontentid':'-1','playerSwf':'/_public/lib/swf/flowplayer/flowplayer.swf','playerId':'player_N312E3120188E29989709' }); // ]]> CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

A driver has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a 2009 crash that killed three people. The jury reached its verdict around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Tyler Stasko was driving 86 mph at the time of the 2009 crash and was racing another driver, who is also facing charges. Cynthia Furr, her 2-year-old daughter McAllister and 13-year-old Hunter Holt, who was a passenger in Stasko's car, were killed in the wreck. The trial began last week. Jurors had been deliberating since around noon on Monday. The jury had four options to consider: guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of involuntary manslaughter, guilty of misdemeanor death by vehicle or not guilty. Stasko was sentenced to about four to five years in prison. Previous Stories: - December 12, 2011: Jury charged, deliberations begin in street racing trial (http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29978193/detail.html) - December 9, 2011: Driver says he remembers little about crash that killed 3 (http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29961853/detail.html) - December 8, 2011: Jurors see site of crash that killed 3 (http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29955682/detail.html) - December 7, 2011: Passenger, witnesses describe fatal crash to jury in driver’s trial (http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29943538/detail.html) - December 6, 2011: Trial of man charged in fatal crash begins with emotional testimony (http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29934269/detail.html) - December 5, 2011: Jury selection begins in crash that killed 3 (http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29925027/detail.html)

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