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Manslaughter suspect in court

By The Mercury

Garrett Olson, 22, of Leonardville, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon for for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing in the death of a 17-year-old boy. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4 in Riley County District Court.

Olson is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal one-vehicle accident in October that killed 17-year-old Trevor Redding of Randolph. Olson was driving the car when it skidded into a ditch and crashed into a rock wall in the 11000 block of LK and W roads near Leonardville, according to a report.

Redding and one other boy, a 17-year-old from Riley, were passengers in the car. Redding died from his injuries. Olson and the other boy were transported to Mercy Regional Health Center for treatment.

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