Wichita driver arrested for crash that killed passenger in July

October 21, 2019 - 9:08 pm

A Wichita man has been arrested in a crash that killed a passenger.

Sedgwick County Jail booking reports show that  Eric Lane Turner Jr., 21, was taken into custody Saturday. He had a warrant for charges of reckless involuntary manslaughter, failure to stop at the scene of an injury accident and driving while suspended in the crash that killed Leon Turner, 21. He also is being held on a warrant alleging that he violated probation in a 2018 case.

Investigators said that Eric Turner was driving a car that struck two parked and unoccupied vehicles around 8:25 a.m. on July 5. Leon Turner was pronounced brain dead two days later.

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