Owasso native, 71, to stand trial for manslaughter

OWASSO, Okla. - A 71-year-old man will stand trial for manslaughter after a multi-car pile up on the Sand Springs Expressway in October of last year.

A court ruled that blood evidence against Owasso native Stanley Campbell could be used to show that he was intoxicated at the time of the accident despite numerous protocol discrepancies.

Officers say nine vehicles, including a semi, were involved.

One person was killed.

Witnesses say Campbell appeared drunk, smelled of alcohol and was slurring his speech shortly after crashing his vehicle into a guard rail.

The collision and his decision to reverse into the road caused the chain reaction, according to witnesses.

Authorities administered a breathalyzer test three hours after the accident -- which will be inadmissible in court, according to court documents. The blood test itself was also found to be expired.

Campbell's trial date is April 15.

 

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