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Trial Date Set For George Powers in Fatal 287 Crash

The trial date for George Powers, a man accused of driving under the influence and killing a Texoma woman, has been set for August 29th in Clay County after it was postponed in April.

Authorities say Powers was first set to head to court in May, but now the date is being delayed to late Summer, possibly early Fall.

The crash in the case happened back in July and today a grand jury met behind closed doors and found there was enough evidence to possibly convict him on the charges.

"George Powers was charged with three counts.  One is intoxication manslaughter in the case
of Diann Siple and also intoxication assault in the case of the two passengers also injured during the same accident ," said Clay County District Attorney Jack McGaughey.

George Powers' indictment comes nearly three months after the July 17 accident on the Wilson Overpass on Highway 287.

Troopers say Powers' truck slammed into an SUV, killing Diann Nicole Siple and critically injuring her husband.

Law enforcement say he was going the wrong way when he hit Siple's vehicle head on.

A toxicology report shows Powers' blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.   And because of that he could be facing years behind bars if convicted of the three charges against him.

"It's a maximum 20 year case so the maximum penalty would be 20 years in the penitentiary," said McGaughey.

Intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony.  George Powers has no previous run-ins with the law.  

Crystal Hall News Channel 6.

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