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August 9, 2012

Vehicular homicide trial set for November

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County man who was to stand trial last month in the traffic death of a Crossville man that occurred in December 2010 now has a new trial motion deadline and trial date.

William Douglas Wynn, 69, of Buena Vista Dr., was indicted by the grand jury in May 2011 on a charge of vehicular homicide by intoxication. The crash occurred on Hwy. 127 S, just south of the VFW Club, and was investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

At the time, troopers charged Wynn with crossing the center line on Hwy. 127 S in the area of the intersection with Bob Tollett Rd. and striking two vehicles.

Paul Jenson, 78, of Colby Circle, was the driver of a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis that was struck on the driver's side, leaving Jenson fatally injured. His wife, Shirley, 72, and the driver of a 1997 Chrysler Town and Country van, Rebecca Day, 25, of Mockingbird Dr., were injured.

Wynn was also injured in the crash.

Wynn was scheduled to go on trial July 30, but his attorneys, James P. Smith and Jeff Vires, asked for a postponement because they had not received color photographs of the accident scene for their expert witness to study.

Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie argued against the delay, stating the DA's office had provided the defense with black and white copies of the photos. McKenzie added that his office did not have the original photos, which were still in the hands of the investigating officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Last Tuesday Judge Leon Burns reset the case, with deadline for hearing motions in the case set for Oct. 29 and the trial to follow on Nov. 7.

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