by Megan Baldino
Monday, February 01, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Anchorage father says he is relieved after a jury found his daughter not guilty of manslaughter for a fatal car wreck on the Seward Highway in July of 2008.
Josh Jennett called the charges against his daughter, Danielle, ridiculous.
It was relief in an Anchorage courtroom Monday afternoon.
Danielle Jennett was acquitted of manslaughter in the July 2008 Seward Highway fatal accident that killed her passenger Riley McVitty and the driver of an oncoming pick-up truck, Jeffrey McClure.
Jennett crossed the double-yellow line slamming into McClure's pick-up.
Her attorney said it was nothing more than a tragic accident.
"The state has introduced no evidence of alcohol impairment, no evidence of drug impairment, no evidence of speeding, no evidence of any bad driving other than crossing the center line and (being) involved in a fatal car accident," said defense attorney Paul Stockler.