UPDATED: Driver in triple-fatality crash found guilty

The trial is being held in Shelby County on a Change of Venue from Schuyler County where the deadly crash happened. (Schuyler County Sheriff's Office)

Shelby County court officials told KTVO Bradley Turner, 31, of Queen City, was found guilty Thursday afternoon on four of the charges he was facing.

Turner was convicted of one count of First-Degree Involuntary Manslaughter and two counts of Second-Degree Assault (Operate Vehicle While Intoxicated Resulting In Injury). All three of those are felonies. He was also found guilty of one misdemeanor count of Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, Involving an Accident.

A spokeswoman from Shelby County Circuit Court told KTVO the jury started deliberating around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Members of the jury returned with their verdict two hours and 13 minutes later.

She said Turner is set to be sentenced at 9 a.m. on January 11, 2019, in Shelby County Circuit Court in Shelbyville.


A Shelby County jury is deciding the fate of a northeast Missouri man facing charges in a triple-fatality, high-speed, hill-jumping crash in 2016.

Bradley Turner 31, of Queen City, is on trial this week in Shelby County Circuit Court in Shelbyville. His case was moved from Schuyler County on a change of venue.

A court spokeswoman told KTVO the jury started its deliberations around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Jury selection took place on Monday. Various witnesses took the stand on Tuesday and Wednesday, and closing arguments were presented on Thursday morning.

The charges against Turner stem from a fatal November 2016 crash that killed three northeast Missouri teens and left another fighting for her life.

Turner is charged with three counts of Involuntary Manslaughter, two counts of felony Second-Degree Assault, DWI - First Offense and Careless and Imprudent Driving.

Because of Turner's alleged blood alcohol level, the Manslaughter charge was upgraded to a class B felony, which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report indicated the pickup driven by Turner skidded off Route D near Downing, and overturned several times, ejecting all but Turner and one passenger.

Troopers said Turner was jumping hills at speeds over 100 mph.

Turner has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Leticia Potter, 18, of Queen City, Jason Sanning, 16, of Kirksville, and Alexis Shaw, 15, of Milan, were all pronounced dead at the scene.

Angalet Pogue, of Milan, who was 16 at the time, suffered a brain injury and was in a coma for weeks before recovering.

A fifth teen, Alyssa Sanning, of Kirksville, then 17, escaped with minor injuries.

In April 2018, Turner went on trial in Macon County after a change of venue from Schuyler County.

However, a mistrial in Macon was declared.

Court officials told KTVO the judge in Macon County declared a mistrial because a witness on the stand inadvertently said something that violated a pre-trial order made by the court.

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