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Trials postponed in two Parkway traffic deaths

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By Staff

The jury trials for two men facing charges in separate traffic deaths have been postponed to later in the year to allow for additional legal discussion in the criminal cases.

Richie B. Warren was originally scheduled to go to trial on Monday for a reckless homicide charge, but his pretrial conference was pushed to July 12 to allow time for mediation. A new trial date has not been set at this time.

Warren’s charge stems from an accident on the Bluegrass Parkway in May 2017 that killed Harrodsburg couple Delmer and Delores Odell and their 3-year-old granddaughter, Keren. Keren’s 5-year-old sister, Phoebe, was the lone survivor of the Odell’s vehicle and was seriously injured.

Warren was indicted in October on reckless homicide and first-degree wanton charges, and is accused of recklessly handling his tractor-trailer when he crossed the median and drove over top of the couple’s vehicle.

In a separate case, the trial for Monte Wilson was also supposed to begin on Monday, but has been postponed to June 24 to allow the defense to further review details in the case.

Wilson is accused of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Amber Greenwell, who was a passenger in his vehicle on Aug. 5 when he crashed on the Parkway. When indicted in November, Wilson was accused of driving under the influence at the time of the crash.