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July 28 jury trial set for Arizona man in 2014 fatality accident

— Almost two years after a Grangeville man was killed in a motorcycling accident, an Arizona man will face a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge resulting from the 2014 incident.

James K. Prevot, 54, of Tucson, is set for jury trial in magistrate court on July 28.

According to court records, Prevot is charged with operating a motor vehicle carelessly, imprudently or inattentively that resulted in the death of Arlen L. Burton, 60, of Grangeville, on Sept. 14, 2014.

The Idaho State Police initial investigation stated Prevot was driving a 2010 Subaru Forester northbound on Johnston Road when he came upon Burton, who was also traveling northbound on his 2009 Honda motorcycle, and struck the rear of his bike. Burton was transported to Syringa Hospital where he was later declared deceased.

If convicted, Prevot faces maximum penalties of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine, along with court costs and possible restitution.


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