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Trial Date Set In Deadly Car Wreck

Last updated on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

(BLOOMFIELD, IN) - A trial date has been set for 22-year-old Tra Hibbard in connection with a vehicle crash on October 2nd in Greene County that killed two and seriously injured four others.

The Sullivan man has been charged with a long list of crimes, including 16 felonies and one misdemeanor.

Hibbard, who was intoxicated at the time of the wreck, did not stop at an intersection causing him to strike a van knocking it off the roadway.

72-year-old Victor Newton of Linton and his daughter, 45-year-old Debra Newton-Doyle were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Newton's wife, 71-year-old Violet E. Newton, also a passenger in the van, was seriously injured along with two sons of Debra Doyle.

Hibbard and his sister, who was a passenger in the truck were also injured.

Hibbard has been incarcerated in the Greene County Jail since the wreck.

His trial date is scheduled to start at 9:00AM on July 13th.

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