The trial of an Effingham County man accused of two counts of vehicular homicide will begin next Thursday.
Jury selection was held Thursday for Robbie Stone, who will be on trial next week for the June 2010 accident that resulted in the deaths of two Effingham teenagers. Stone was the driver of a Geo Tracker that lost control and crashed near the intersections of Laurel Tree and Clyo-Stillwell roads, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The vehicle flipped several times, and all six occupants were ejected. One of the crash victims died at the scene and another died days later in a Savannah hospital.
Stone was indicted June 4, 2012, on two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, one count of reckless driving and one count of weaving over a roadway.
A jury also was picked for Darrell Lovett, who is accused of using a shovel to kill Arthur Scruggs III. The incident occurred July 4, 2012, at a home on Sam Smart Road. Lovett faces three counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery.
Eight women and four men were picked to serve on the Lovett trial jury. Seven of the eight are white and all four men are white. Lovett’s trial is scheduled to be held March 21-22.
An Effingham County man accused in a 2011 crash that killed a teenaged passenger had his bond revoked Tuesday morning in Superior Court.
Wade Hall was re-indicted on two counts of vehicular homicide, six counts of serious injury by vehicle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of exceeding maximum speed limits, reckless driving, following too closely and weaving over the roadway. Hall originally was indicted March 19, 2012, for the April 18, 2011, wreck at Midland and Courthouse roads that killed Josh Stafford.
Hall was arrested Feb. 4 for possession and use of a drug-related object, and prosecutors sought to have his bond revoked.