- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - An eastern Kansas sheriff’s deputy has been found guilty of vehicular manslaughter for a 2012 crash that killed a 59-year-old Madison man.

KVOE Radio (https://bit.ly/1Q5HGCN ) reports Lyon County deputy Tyler Pettigrew initially was charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery and using a wireless device to write, send or receive a written communication while driving.

Pettigrew was in his personal vehicle when he rear-ended a pickup truck driven by Michael Argabright in Lyon County in October 2012, then crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Mark Harrison of Madison. Harrison was killed in the crash.

The 27-year-old has been suspended since his arrest in November.

A jury returned the verdict Wednesday. Pettigrew is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 1.


Information from: KVOE-AM.

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