KILLEEN (September 27, 2012)-- A Killeen man was indicted on two counts of murder Wednesday in connection with an April vehicle crash that resulted in the deaths of two of his passengers.
John Beasley Stanton, 23, according to the indictment, was fleeing from police on April 14 when the crash happened.
The pursuing officers said Stanton ran a red light and several stop signs before he lost control of his Chevrolet Tahoe as he tried to turn from College St. onto Church Ave.
Stanton and a front seat passenger survived the crash, but James Carl Broland, 33, and Tamojeane Kehaulani Tambakis, 39, both of whom were in the back seat, died at the scene.
The Tahoe flew into the air and was nearly sliced in half by a utility pole, after which it rolled several times and came to rest on its roof.
Police said Stanton tried to escape on foot after the crash but soon was apprehended.