Driver charged in GOP train crash challenging evidence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for a garbage truck driver charged in a deadly crash with a train carrying Republican lawmakers is challenging evidence collected by Virginia police.

News outlets report Dana William Naylor Jr. was indicted on involuntary manslaughter and DUI charges in the 2018 crash outside Charlottesville that killed his co-worker and injured several other people. The Amtrak train was taking members of Congress to a retreat in West Virginia.

Naylor’s jury trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 25.

His attorney, William Tanner, filed a motion Tuesday asking an Albemarle County Circuit Court judge to throw out a toxicology test. Tanner also is requesting a hearing that determines if a police officer lied in the process of getting a search warrant yielding incriminating evidence.

WVIR-TV reports the judge didn’t immediately rule on the motion.


Information from: WVIR-TV,

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