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21-5406. Vehicular homicide. (a) Vehicular homicide is the killing of a human being committed by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motor boat or other motor vehicle in a manner which creates an unreasonable risk of injury to the person or property of another and which constitutes a material deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would observe under the same circumstances.

(b) Vehicular homicide is a class A person misdemeanor.

(c) As used in this section, "material deviation" means conduct amounting to more than simple or ordinary negligence but not amount* to gross negligence.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 41; July 1, 2011.

Source or Prior Law:

21-3405.

Revisor's Note:

* The word "amount" should have been "amounting" instead.


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