Case against man involved in collision still developing

DALLAS -- Evidence is still being compiled in the case of a Woodburn man accused of manslaughter, assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants in a fatal car crash in Polk County.



DALLAS -- Evidence is still being compiled in the case of a Woodburn man accused of manslaughter, assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants in a fatal car crash in Polk County.

Marcos Antonio-Luz, 41, is facing 10 charges in the collision that took place on Highway 22 near Red Prairie Road on Jan. 19.

One person died, another was seriously injured, and two others suffered minor injuries in the multiple-car crash.

"We are in the final stages of finishing up discovery and other investigative pieces," said Deputy District Attorney Keir Boettcher following a pretrial hearing that took place in Polk County Circuit Judge Monte Campbell's chambers Monday afternoon.

In February, a Polk County grand jury indicted Antonio-Luz on first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and two counts of reckless endangering.

Boettcher said evidence compiled in the coming weeks will be used to determine if the case will proceed to trial or will be resolved before going to trial. He said no further details will be released in the case at this time, but added none of the 10 charges on the indictment have been dropped.

Antonio-Luz is scheduled for another pretrial hearing May 20. He remains in custody at the Polk County Jail on $1.5 million bail.



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