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Second Teen Charged in Road Rage Fatal

Second Teen Charged in Road Rage Fatal

Posted - Dec. 21, 2004 at 9:30 a.m.



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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- The passenger of a car that was involved in a road-rage accident that resulted in the death of volunteer firefighter has been charged with two misdemeanors.

The 16-year-old from Clinton is charged with negligent homicide and reckless endangerment for allegedly pulling on the car's emergency brake.

Police say that led to the August accident on Sunset's Main Street, where the car crashed into firefighter David Scott Parsell's motorcycle, killing the 22-year-old old.

The teen faces a one-day trial January 19th.

The car's 16-year-old driver earlier pleaded guilty to homicide by assault. He has served his time in detention, had his driver license suspended and is on probation until he is at least 18.

The teens told police that a minivan stopped suddenly in front of them, forcing them to swerve and collide head-on with Parsell's motorcycle.

Twenty-eight-year-old Benjamin Guy Lansford, of Roy, also is charged with negligent homicide and reckless endangerment in the accident. Police say he was the van driver.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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