- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - The trial for a man accused of causing a car crash that killed a Roswell school teacher has been postponed.

The Roswell Daily Record reports (https://bit.ly/2akWek7) that the jury trial for 35-year-old Victor M. Torres will begin Aug. 23.

According to online court records, Torres faces one charge of homicide by vehicle in the death of Lori Johnson.

If convicted, Torres could be sentenced to at least two years but not more than three years.

The trial was to begin originally earlier this month.



Police say Johnson, a 55-year-old teacher at Mesa Middle School, was injured in a three-vehicle crash in April 2015.

Torres was driving eastbound when he crossed the center line and collided with Johnson’s car head-on.

Torres, who was in an induced coma, was arrested in October.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, https://www.roswell-record.com

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