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Wichita driver arrested in crash that killed passenger

A Wichita driver has been arrested in a crash that killed a passenger.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Sedgwick County Jail booking reports show that 21-year-old Eric Lane Turner Jr. was taken into custody Saturday.  He had a warrant for charges of reckless involuntary manslaughter, failure to stop at the scene of an injury accident and driving while suspended in the crash that killed 21-year-old Leon Turner.  He also is being held on a warrant alleging that he violated probation in a 2018 case.

Wichita Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Wheeler says Eric Turner was driving a car that struck two parked and unoccupied vehicles around 8:25 a.m. on July 5th.  Leon Turner was pronounced brain dead two days later.

Wheeler says he doesn’t know the relationship between the two men.

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