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Involuntary manslaughter charges have been filed against a Hutchinson man after a fatal traffic accident Monday night in Harvey County.
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said 40-year-old Bryan Reed made his first appearance Wednesday in Harvey County District Court. Reed is being held on $100,000 bond in connection with the death of 28 year-old Jessie Stroup of Alton, Kan. Stroup was a passenger in a car that was struck by Reed on 1st and Ridge.
The driver of the Saturn station wagon, 52-year-old Donald Nickles of Hesston, was taken to Wesley Medical Center, where he's listed in critical condition. Reed is also charged with aggravated battery and battery on a correction's officer.
He will have a preliminary hearing on Aug. 31.