Carbondale man indicted for reckless homicide - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Carbondale man indicted for reckless homicide

Posted: Updated:

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Jackson County man has been charged in connection with an August 2018 traffic accident that killed a five-year-old boy.

Gary L. Starks, 56, of Carbondale, was indicted by a grand jury for reckless homicide. Authorities say Starks was speeding, driving far above the 30 mile per hour posted limit, when he struck a five-year-old who was crossing North Wall Street near Attucks Park. 

Reckless Homicide with a Motor Vehicle is a Class 3 felony. Starks is currently being held at the Jackson County Jail on $100,000 bond.  

He is scheduled to make a first appearance in court on Friday.   
 

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Southern Illinois celebrates National Puppy Day

    Southern Illinois celebrates National Puppy Day

    Saturday, March 23 2019 8:07 PM EDT2019-03-24 00:07:36 GMT

    CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- March 23rd is National Puppy Day, a day to to celebrate our four-legged friends and bring awareness to those puppies still waiting for their forever homes.

    CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- March 23rd is National Puppy Day, a day to to celebrate our four-legged friends and bring awareness to those puppies still waiting for their forever homes.

  • After boy's death, governor points to 'gross mistakes'

    After boy's death, governor points to 'gross mistakes'

    Saturday, March 23 2019 6:59 PM EDT2019-03-23 22:59:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - An autopsy on a 2-year-old Chicago boy found bruises and old rib fractures, but records show state child welfare workers never reported injuries despite numerous visits.

    CHICAGO (AP) - An autopsy on a 2-year-old Chicago boy found bruises and old rib fractures, but records show state child welfare workers never reported injuries despite numerous visits.

  • Clouds on the inbound

    Clouds on the inbound

    Saturday, March 23 2019 4:17 PM EDT2019-03-23 20:17:07 GMT

    Most of us started the day with mostly sunny skies, but clouds will return!

    Most of us started the day with mostly sunny skies, but clouds will return!

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Slideshows
loading...

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.