Expert: Higbee going 75 mph before crash

May 22, 2009 7:37:37 AM PDT
An expert witness says a New Jersey state trooper was driving 75 mph seconds before he crashed into a minivan, killing two teenage sisters. Trooper Robert Higbee is charged with vehicular homicide in the September 2006 crash that killed Jacqueline and Christina Becker.

Engineer Richard Roth on Thursday told jurors about information from the police car's data recorder. Roth said it showed the trooper drove between 70 and 80 mph before slamming on the brakes just before the crash.

Higbee's lawyer says the trooper ran a stop sign while trying to catch up with a speeder.

The trial will resume Tuesday.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City

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