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October trial date set in 2015 fatal crash

August 22, 2018

KINGMAN — A judge on Monday affirmed an October trial date in the case of a Bullhead City man charged in connection with a 2015 fatal crash.

Andrew Joseph Smith-Hartfield, 28, is charged with manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of misdemeanor driving under the influence. He is being held in jail on a $250,000 bond.

Smith-Hartfield’s defense attorney, Adam Zickerman, said he has received mental health records from Western Arizona Regional Medical Center. Zickerman said that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, he is ready for trial.

Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert affirmed Smith-Hartfield’s trial to begin Oct. 16 with a pre-trial hearing set for Oct. 1. The judge also set another status hearing for Sept. 17.

Smith-Hartfield was found to be incompetent to stand trial in July 2016 and was sent to a restore to competency program in Pima County. He returned to Mohave County in April 2017 after being restored to competency.

Smith-Hartfield was southbound on Highway 95 on Oct. 30, 2015, when he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Highway 95 and Mohave Drive. His vehicle slammed into a Saturn SC2 westbound on Mohave Drive.

Two of the three occupants of the Saturn were ejected, including Troy Urban, 22, who died at the scene. Two other occupants of the Saturn were injured, Bullhead City police reported.

Smith-Hartfield’s vehicle flipped over, He was taken to a Bullhead City hospital and treated and released. Police arrested him the next day on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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