Iroquois father and son to be tried separately

Huron, South Dakota (AP) October 2010

An Iroquois father and son charged with manslaughter in a fatal 2008 traffic accident in Huron will be tried separately.

Beadle County Circuit Judge Jon Erickson recently denied a motion to combine the trials of Kyle Gross and son Brady Gross.

KOKK in Huron reports that States Attorney Mike Moore told the judge that he does not want to be precluded from using statements made at the scene by Brady Gross that could be used against his dad.

The car-semi truck collision on U.S. Highway 14 killed 59-year-old Barbara Walter, of Auburn, Wash.

Court documents allege that Kyle Gross, the registered owner of the truck driven by Brady Gross, failed to maintain his vehicles and keep proper records. Brady Gross is accused of driving the truck while knowing that the brakes were not working properly.

The trial for Brady Gross is slated for Jan. 5. His father’s trial is set for March 2.