Hutchinson man bound over for trial in deadly crash


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A judge has found sufficient evidence for a Hutchinson man to stand trial in a deadly wreck.

Twenty-five-year-old Everette Hardy was bound over Monday for trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge in the May 2016 crash. Eighty-year-old John “Jack” Johnson, of Hutchinson, died about three weeks later.

The Hutchinson News reports that the prosecution argued that Hardy had accelerated in an effort to beat oncoming traffic at an intersection. After being struck in the passenger-side door, Johnson’s truck slammed into a nearby utility pole and came to rest partially atop the back of Hardy’s car.

A state trooper testified that Hardy pushed the accelerator nearly to the floor one second before impact. Surveillance video also showed Hardy’s vehicle run the stop sign beforehand.

Arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 6.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

3 Day Forecast

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories