Northwood woman’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to May
NORTHWOOD — The vehicular homicide trial of a Northwood woman involved in a fatal crash back in July that was scheduled to start next month will be delayed.
24-year-old Maggie Harvey is accused of two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of child endangerment resulting in death.
Court documents state that Harvey was driving north on US Highway 65 just north of Kensett on the night of July 29th when she crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a southbound vehicle driven by 45-year-old John Hinderscheid of Albert Lea. Harvey’s vehicle rolled and came to rest on its top in the middle of the road, with it being struck by a semi driven by 62-year-old Dennis Stoneking of Northwood. The impact caused Harvey’s vehicle to spin in the roadway and come to rest in the west ditch.
Hinderscheid was pronounced dead at the scene as well as a passenger in Harvey’s vehicle, three-year-old Thielen Fausnaugh of Northwood.
A criminal complaint states a blood alcohol test of Harvey indicated her blood alcohol content was .127, over the legal limit of .08. All three charges Harvey is facing are Class B felonies, with each charge carrying a prison term of up to 25 years.
Harvey’s trial was scheduled to start on March 1st in Worth County District Court, but her lawyer recently filed a motion for a continuance until May, stating that both parties needed to continue going through depositions and any other discovery issues.
District Judge Chris Foy on Thursday approved the continuance, setting Harvey’s trial for May 10th.