Thursday, May 13, 2010

Man found guilty in deadly accident

By Staff reports
Posted Apr 19, 2010 @ 04:05 PM

An Iowa man has been found guilty of fleeing the scene and driving with a revoked license in an accident that killed a six-year-old West-Central Illinois girl.

Authorities say a makeshift trailer attached to a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Gary L. Mason of Argyle, Iowa, came loose and struck a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Lora Smajlovic of Hamilton, Ill.

The accident happened at 11:10 a.m. Dec. 28, 2009, on Ill. 96 in Hamilton. Smajlovic’s daughter, Emma, was killed. Three other passengers were injured.

Mason was found guilty in a bench trial. Sentencing was set for May 24.

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