Grand jury hands up indictment in Selmer dragster case - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Grand jury hands up indictment in Selmer dragster case

It's been nine months since the tragedy in Selmer, Tennessee.  Now, a Grand Jury has reportedly handed up an indictment against the driver of the dragster, Troy Critchley.

According to the Independent Appeal newspaper in Selmer, the McNairy County Grand Jury met in a special called session to view presentations concerning the case.

The paper reports that after only a few hours of listening to the evidence, the Grand Jury returned an indictment against Critchley.

The Australian driver was behind the wheel last June during the annual Cars for Kids festival in Selmer when he lost control and plowed into the crowd.  Six people died. Many others were injured.

Critchley submitted a blood test, which determined he did not have any drugs or alcohol in his system.

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Critchley, the event organizers, and the city of Selmer.

Neither the event organizer, Larry Price, or the city of Selmer is named in the indictment.

The McNairy County Circuit Clerk's office is not commenting on the indictment.


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