- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the crash-related deaths of two clients of an organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities.

Prosecutors in Sedgwick County also charged Bret Blevins, 56, with four counts of aggravated battery, as well as single counts of leaving an accident scene and driving with a suspended or canceled license.

Authorities said Blevins was driving a borrowed SUV on March 6 when he ran through a stop sign and hit a van occupied by three residents and two employees of Starkey Inc. The organization has dozens of Wichita-area homes and provides services to people with mental disabilities.

Two of the residents, 46-year-old Dirk MacMillan and 25-year-old Dusty Atterbery, were killed.

Court documents did not list an attorney for Blevins.

During a brief court appearance via closed-circuit video link from the county jail, Blevins listened as a judge read the charges against him and ordered him held on a $250,000 bond. Blevins already had been jailed on $250,000 bond for allegedly violating probation.

His preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 2.


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