New Mexico airman to face a military trial after fatal crash

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico say an airman charged in a fatal car accident last year will face a military trial.

They say Airman 1st Class Calvin Cooper is charged with negligent homicide, manslaughter and drunken or reckless operation of a vehicle.

Cooper allegedly was driving above the speed limit and lost control of his vehicle last March and a 39-year-old woman was killed.

Base officials say Cooper remains on duty, but faces prison time if he’s convicted.

Albuquerque TV station KOB reports an article 32 hearing was held for Cooper’s case and Kirtland’s commanding officer issued the order for a trial to be held, likely this summer.

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