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Pickup Driver In Fatal Downtown Crash Not Competent To Stand Trial

Columbus Division of Police

A court-appointed psychologist says the man accused of a killing two pedestrians when he crashed his vehicle into a school bus in downtown Columbus in December is incompetent to stand trial. But the presiding judge will allow prosecutors to get a second opinion in the case of 62-year old Terrance Trent. Police say he was speeding and driving erractically when he struck the bus, causing it to hit and kill 21-year old City of Columbus intern Stephanie Fibelkorn and City Mobility Engineer Bill Lewis.  Trent has pleaded not guilty. Another competency hearing is scheduled for June 18th.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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