- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - An 89-year-old driver accused of killing a motorcyclist in Basalt will undergo a competency evaluation to determine if he can stand trial.

John Walls of Carbondale is charged with careless driving causing death and reckless endangerment in the August crash that killed 53-year-old Patrick Dunn of Basalt. Police say Walls crossed over into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 82 and hit Dunn head-on.

The Aspen Daily News (https://bit.ly/1tdk40e ) reported that Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely granted a request from prosecutors on Monday to have Walls evaluated by experts to make sure he is able to understand the proceedings.

In a victim’s impact statement, Dunn’s sister said she’s angry that no one took away Walls’ keys before the crash. His stepson told the judge that he is no longer driving.


Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com

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