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Man charged with manslaughter in Provo crash that killed 2-year-old

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An Orem guy has been charged with inflicting a crash that killed a 2-year-old lady in April and significantly injured her sister and fogeys.

PROVO — An Orem guy has been charged with inflicting a crash that killed a 2-year-old lady in April and significantly injured her sister and fogeys.

Rick Davis Winder, 38, was once charged Wednesday in 4th District Court with manslaughter, a second-degree legal, or in the opposite, negligent murder, a category A misdemeanor; and 3 counts of annoyed attack, a second-degree legal.

On April 15, Winder was once riding a nine,000-pound software truck for town of Pleasant Grove when he drifted into the middle lane the place 3 vehicles had been stopped on the visitors gentle ready to show left, in line with charging paperwork.

Winder slammed into the again of a station wagon on the intersection of 3700 North and University Avenue, killing 2-year-old Chelsea Parkinson and injuring her 7-month-old sister, 31-year-old father and 30-year-old mom.

“All four passengers suffered significant head trauma,” the fees state.

The father suffered damaged ribs and a spinal fracture. The mom was once knocked subconscious and needed to be stored in a medically prompted coma for a couple of days, in line with the fees.


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When requested what led to him to be distracted and flow, Winder informed a physician “he may have dozed off,” however informed police “he had been distracted by his fiancee … when she placed her hand on his shoulder and he turned to kiss her hand,” the fees state.

Winder, who was once touring between 50 and 55 mph, “never made any attempt to brake or alter his course,” the fees state.

Winder made an preliminary look in courtroom on Tuesday. His subsequent courtroom listening to is scheduled for Aug. 20.

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