Alleged speeder testifies at trooper's trial

May 13, 2009 6:10:57 AM PDT
Jurors at the vehicular homicide trial of a New Jersey state trooper heard from the man who says he was being pursued by the trooper. Joshua Wigglesworth says he noticed a trooper in the opposite lane when he was driving 50 mph in a 35 zone. The then-17-year-old says the police car turned around and was following him when he heard a crash and noticed the lights of the vehicles weren't going in the right direction.

Two teenage sisters were killed when Trooper Robert Higbee ran through a stop sign and hit their minivan. The jury must decide whether he was criminally negligent.

Higbee says he was pursuing a speeder. One witness has said the road was deserted.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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