- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A central Kansas man is charged with involuntary manslaughter after an accident that killed a couple riding in a group of motorcycles near Great Bend last year.

The Great Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1M4nQRf ) William Howard Baker of Great Bend made his first court appearance Tuesday and his attorney waived reading of the charges. Baker is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and four traffic infractions.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Reno County Jail Deputy Shawn Schellenger and his 33-year-old wife, Danielle, died last August when a trailer came loose from a truck Baker was driving. The trailer, which was hauling a lawn mower, hit a motorcycle the Schellengers were riding just outside Great Bend. They later died at a Wichita hospital.

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Information from: Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, http://www.gbtribune.com

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