Former BU football player charged with manslaughter

Freshman Baylor football player Logan Parker Compton, 18, was arrested Friday on a warrant charging manslaughter stemming from a fatal traffic crash in June in Falls County. (Jail photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Former Baylor football player Logan Parker Compton, 18, was arrested Friday on a warrant charging manslaughter stemming from a fatal traffic crash in June in Falls County.

Falls County deputies arrested Compton and took him to the Falls County Jail after the county's grand jury returned a sealed indictment on Monday, Sheriff Ricky Scaman said.

The indictment was unsealed on Friday.

On June 16 Compton was driving north on State Highway 6 during a heavy rain, when he lost control of his Dodge pickup, which slid off the roadway, into the grassy median before crashing into a southbound car in which Hermaleen Haney, 30, and Jeremiah Haney, 37, were riding, the Department of Public Safety said in a crash report.

Hermaleen Haney, the driver, died at the scene.

Jeremiah Haney and Compton were injured and were taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco.

The DPS crash report says that a witness who was traveling at 75 mph told the trooper who responded to the accident that Compton’s truck passed him.

Compton, a tight end from Cypress, played at Tomball High School and was a top recruit, whose chose Baylor over Houston and Maryland and enrolled at Baylor in January to study engineering.

He was taken off the team’s roster after Baylor defeated the University of Texas San Antonio on Sept. 7.

According to Baylor he left the university in August as a result of the crash.

“We can confirm that Logan Compton withdrew from school as a result of the tragic accident and never attended fall semester classes. We will have no further comment,” the university said in a statement.

The university did not elaborate as to why Compton's name was still listed on the roster after he withdrew.

The fatal crash happened on the same stretch of Highway 6 south of Riesel as an accident on Oct. 11 during a rainstorm in which a Mazda sedan hydroplaned and struck Riesel police Chief Danny Krumnow and Falls County Deputy Matt Jones at the scene of an earlier traffic mishap.

Jones died at the scene.

Krumnow suffered a lacerated spleen, a broken back, a dislocated knee, a collapsed lung and nine broken ribs.

He was released from the hospital to a rehabilitation center earlier this week.

The Texas Department of Transportation told KWTX that an engineering study of that stretch of Highway 6 was planned.

Statement from Baylor:

"We can confirm that Logan Compton withdrew from school as a result of the tragic accident and never attended fall semester classes. We will have no further comment."