- Associated Press - Thursday, October 29, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A judge has ordered a Kansas City, Kansas, woman whose car struck and killed a teenage girl in January to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter.

The Wyandotte County judge on Thursday ordered Tamika Pledger to also stand trial on three counts of aggravated battery after three other teenagers were hurt in the collision.

Pledger testified during a preliminary hearing Thursday that her car was traveling at least 55 mph in a 20-mph zone when it hit the teenagers Jan. 13.

The teenagers were part of a brawl and Pledger was on her way to the scene after her daughter called about the fight.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1kWoQj5 ) Pledger’s attorney entered a not guilty plea for her. She remains free on bond. No trial date was set.



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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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