Officer, A Part Of Accident Reconstruction Team, Gives Emotional Testimony In Max Townsend Trial

Wednesday, June 23rd 2021, 10:33 pm


The state entered day six bringing forth witnesses in the Max Townsend trial Wednesday. He is accused of plowing through a group of Moore High School cross country runners, killing three and injuring several others.

Sgt. James White, with the Moore Police Department, choked up as he described the scene as shoes socks and debris littering the street as they worked to reconstruct the scene.

Prosecutors again played the video of where we first see Max Townsend’s truck on Main Street to where his truck strikes the cross country team.

White testified when the red truck turned onto Main it was going 24 mph and looked to be driving normally.

But as it neared the area of the accident White said Townsend was traveling at 77 mph. That is when investigators said the driver side of the car jumped the curb, striking the students moments later.

The state also brought an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation toxicologist, who tested Townsend’s blood for alcohol, to the stand.

Her testimony stated Townsend’s exact blood alcohol level, when the blood was drawn approximately 2.5 hours after the accident, was .068.

Court will resume Thursday morning. The state is expected to rest.


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