- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) - The manslaughter trial of a Surry man authorities say caused a deadly crash in 2011 is underway.

Prosecutors on Tuesday said 23-year-old Steven Moon was drunk and driving at about twice the speed limit when he crashed in Surry in May 2011, killing passenger Caleb Foster.

Prosecutors said accident reconstruction proves that Moon was driving because he was found closest to the windshield.

But the defense disagrees. WABI-TV (https://bit.ly/1La0toT ) reports that Moon’s attorney Walter McKee, says another occupant of the vehicle that night was actually behind the wheel.

That occupant, Joshua Rafferty, testified that Moon was driving.

Rafferty testified that they had been drinking and smoking marijuana.

The case is expected to be turned over to the jury Wednesday.


Information from: WABI-TV, https://www.wabi.tv



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