Driver Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Bus Stop Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man accused of killing one woman and maiming
another when he crashed his pickup truck into a Las Vegas bus stop
pleaded not guilty to charges that could get him 25 years to life in prison.

A judge on Thursday set trial Jan. 20 for 44-year-old Steven Murray, who faces vehicular homicide and driving under the influence charges in the July 7 crash.

Murray is accused of having prescription medication in his system when he crashed, killing 55-year-old Patricia Hoff and seriously injuring 26-year-old Porche Hughes.

Hughes' left leg was amputated below the knee after the crash.

Authorities say Murray had several previous convictions in Texas
of driving under the influence, and was convicted of attempted grand larceny in Nevada.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-01-08 1102EDT


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