Hold for trial of teen accused in fatal crash | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- A civil trial against a Huntsville teen
accused of causing a wreck that killed a small girl and injured several others
has been put on hold for at least three months.
Gunner Scarano's attorney argued Friday that
if the teen takes the stand during a civil trial he could incriminate himself
and that would violate his constitutional rights.
Judge Bell ordered a three-month stay on the
civil case and wants to see what happens with the District Attorney's office
and any potential criminal charges before moving forward. Judge Bell said this
is not a permanent stay and everything will be re-evaluated in January.
In May, Huntsville Police said a truck driven
by Scarano caused multiple crashes and slammed into the back of a car, killing
ten-year-old Jaden Coppens on Bailey Cove Road.
Scarano has not been charged, although court
documents revealed a criminal investigation is ongoing.
During Friday's hearing, one attorney told
the court Scarano's toxicology report has yet to come back.
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