(WICHITA, Kan.) — Trial began Tuesday for the man accused of racing a friend while under the influence of alcohol and causing a crash that killed a 5 year-old Clearwater girl.
Ronald Bevan, 30, is charged with second degree murder in the death of Amber Randolph last February.
Prosecutors said the little girl was killed when her mother's car was struck nearly head on by a pick-up truck driven by Bevan's friend, Matthew Noel.
A December trial for Noel ended in a mistrial after jurors couldn't decide if he had been driving recklessly before the crash on Kellogg near Seneca.
During opening statements in Bevan's case, Assistant District Attorney Tyler Roush said Bevan and Noel had been drinking since the early morning and were "engaged in some risky driving" as they raced along West Kellogg. Roush accused Bevan of cutting off Noel and forcing him into the median.