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Former sheriff’s employee indicted on manslaughter in fatal ATV crash

Posted at 4:14 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 16:14:52-04

(LEX 18) — A former Franklin County Sheriff’s employee accused in a fatal ATV crash has been indicted on multiple charges including manslaughter.

Mario Chavez has been indicted on the charge of second degree manslaughter in the June crash that killed a 73-year-old woman.

Police say Chavez was driving under the influence when he wrecked an ATV and injured his passenger, Patricia Karsner, who later died at a hospital.

Investigators say he admitted to drinking beer after police noted that Chavez smelled like an alcoholic beverage.

Chavez was also indicted on a count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence and a count of operating an ATV on a public highway.