‘It Wasn't My Choice to Speed,' Says Driver Convicted in Crash That Killed 3 Kids

Xavier Taylor was running late. Traffic was bad on the highway, so he took a shortcut across Singleton Boulevard. He estimated he was going about 60 mph when he crashed into a red Dodge Stratus. Traffic investigators and his car's computer showed he was actually driving 98 mph moments before the March 2016 crash that killed the three children strapped in the back seat of the Stratus. Jurors on Tuesday found Taylor guilty of three counts of criminally negligent homicide, a lesser crime than manslaughter, the charge he initially faced.The jury took five hours to deliver their verdict and will now consider his sentence.The 24-year-old defendant, dressed in a black suit with a black-and-white bow tie, testified in his defense this week.   Continue reading...

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