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Circuit Court: Driver in fatal crash charged with manslaughter, more

 

June 3, 2020



Austyn Wayne Hillsman

Austyn Wayne Hillsman, the driver arrested in connection with the May 23 fatal crash that killed two Sweet Home teens on Highway 228, east of Brownsville, was indicted on May 26 on six charges, including manslaughter, in Linn County Circuit Court.

Hillsman faces charges of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, driving under the influence, reckless driving and refusal to take a breath test.

Hillsman, who was not injured in the crash, remained in Linn County Jail Monday, June 1, on $500,000 bail.

He is scheduled to appear next in Linn County Circuit Court...



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