Thursday, August 16, 2012
A Hutchinson man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to a deadly Harvey County crash.
Brian Reed, 40, was arrested Aug. 13 after a crash on Ridge Road in Harvey County. Authorities said he was driving a pickup west on 1st street, when he struck a northbound car.
A passenger in the car Jessie Stroup, 28, of Altum, died as a result of the crash. The driver, Donald Nickles, 52, was treated and released at a Wichita hospital. Officials said he continues to recover in a Harvey County facility.
Reed was formally charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery and battery on a correction’s officer. He remains jailed on $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 31.
Reed was first booked into jail for aggravated reckless battery, vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and illegal transportation of an open container.