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Posted: Thursday, 05 June 2014 5:50PM

Baldwin Convicted In 2013 Fatal Crash



Following three days of testimony that included hearing from the accused, a jury has convicted Timothy Baldwin of Reckless Homicide in the death of Harold Johnson for his role in a fatal 2013 crash. 

In his closing statement, Baldwin's attorney, Keith Virgin, referred to Baldwin's testimony and the fact that in the aftermath of the wreck and investigation, Baldwin didn't run from the police prove that he was not guilty.


 
Commonwealth's Attorney Lynn Pryor told the jury that while Baldwin didn't intentionally kill Harold Johnson, who was from Colorado Springs, his careless actions led to Johnson's death.


   
Baldwin, of Monticello, Minnesota, was accused of driving under the influence of meth when he was involved in the collision on I-24 in May of 2013 that led to Johnson's death. Baldwin testified earlier in the trial that he had only taken the small amount of meth after the crash.

Lab results showed that the level of meth in Baldwin's blood was off the scale. The defense argued that had Baldwin been on the drug before the wreck he would not have been able to expertly back the truck into a parking spot shortly after the wreck occurred.

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