3rd Anniversary of Fatal Jacksboro Hwy Crash

Published 06/30 2014 04:43PM

Updated 06/30 2014 06:27PM

Today marks three years since two Wichita Falls girls and an unborn baby were killed in a car crash investigators say an on- duty officer caused, and his bench trial is scheduled to begin in about 3 weeks.

In March, Former Officer Teddie Whitefield waived his right to a jury trial and entered judicial confessions to three counts of criminally negligent homicide.

Investigators say Whitefield was driving at least 80 miles an hour without lights or siren on Jacksboro Highway when he crashed into a car carrying 13- year- old Gloria Montoya and 18- year- old Yeni Lopez, who was eight months pregnant at the time.

Police confirmed it was the second accident Whitefield was involved in that night.

Assistant District Attorney, John Gillespie says no plea bargain will be offered in this case.

The bench trial will be conducted before 30th District Court Judge Bob Brotherton, who will decide if Whitefield is guilty of manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide.

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