Man charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Sedgwick Co. deputy
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: More than five months after Sedgwick County deputy died from her injuries in a crash while responding to a call, on Tuesday, the man accused of causing the deadly crash appeared in Sedgwick County District Court.
Kelvin Burgett didn’t say a word as a judge read the charges against him: one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving while suspended. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Burgett, from Arizona, failed to stop at a stop sign when his vehicle hit Deputy Carter’s patrol car at 29th Street North and 135th Street West. Carter died at the scene.
Burgett also suffered serious injuries in the crash and was in a wheelchair during Tuesday’s court appearance. Earlier this month, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter testified before a Senate committee hearing debate on medical marijuana that Burgett was high on marijuana at the time of the crash.
Burgett’s next court date is scheduled for April 10.
A man faces involuntary manslaughter charges over the death of a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy late last year.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said Kelvin Burgett of Arizona allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign when he struck Deputy Sidnee Carter’s patrol vehicle at 29th Street North and 135th Street West.
Deputy Carter died at the scene.
Burgett is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.
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