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Two More Charged in Road-Rage Fatality

Two More Charged in Road-Rage Fatality

Posted - Nov. 17, 2004 at 7:33 a.m.



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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Two more people have been charged in the alleged road-rage incident that took the life for firefighter David Scott Parsell.

Benjamin Guy Lansford, 28, of Roy and a 16-year old have been charged with criminal homicide and reckless endangerment, class A misdemeanors, in the Aug. 27 accident.

The 16-year old is charged in juvenile court.

Prosecutors said Lansford was the driver of a van involved in the road-rage confrontation with a Corsica in which the teenager was a passenger.

Prosecutors said the teen pulled the speeding Corsica's emergency brake after the van pulled in front of the car and abruptly stopped. The Corsica's rear tires locked, sending it spinning into a head-on collision with Parsell's motorcycle.

The occupants of the car said the people in the minivan had thrown something and made obscene gestures at them.

The driver of the car, who also is 16, pleaded guilty to homicide by assault and was sentenced Friday to 10 days in detention, loss of his driver's license until he is 18 and 100 hours of community service, which is to be public speaking about the incident and dangers of road-rage behavior.

Parsell, 22, was a firefighter for both Kaysville and Farmington.

Firefighters from both agencies attended the hearings held for the driver of the car.

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

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