FRONT ROYAL — The case of a Warren County man involved in an off-road vehicle crash that killed one girl and injured a boy in August is progressing through Juvenile Domestic and Relations Court.
Jerrell S. Leadman Jr., 62, of 201 Whitney Lane, Bentonville, is facing two felony counts of child endangerment and one count of driving under the influence.
The charges stem from State Police responding to a single-vehicle fatal crash reported on Aug. 10 at Leadman’s residence, according to a criminal complaint.
The responding trooper arrived to find a 2007 Polaris Ranger driven by Leadman had overturned in a field, a release following the arrest and court documents state. Leadman failed to maneuver the vehicle on the terrain.
The force of the crash threw a 7-year-old girl from the vehicle, the release states. The child died as a result of her injuries. Emergency workers took another passenger, a 4-year-old boy, to Winchester Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Responders treated Leadman at the scene for minor injuries.
Leadman was set to have a preliminary hearing in November on the case but it was continued to Thursday and then continued to 9:45 a.m. May 12 as the case remains under investigation, according to Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
Leadman is represented by attorney William A. "Beau" Bassler. Leadman is released from Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on $7,500 bond.