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Rochester man on trial for fatal SUV crash in ’11

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A trial is underway for the man whose sport utility vehicle careered off a Rochester street and plowed into two children playing kickball on a field, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

Local media outlets report that the trial of 53-year-old James Bradley opened Tuesday in Monroe County Court with a witness testifying that he saw Bradley arguing with another driver after a near-collision on May 9, 2011.

Officials say moments later, Bradley drove his car onto a nearby athletic field, hitting two second-graders who were standing near a baseball diamond.

Seven-year-old Sahmir Williams was killed and a 9-year-old girl was injured.

Bradley was charged with manslaughter, assault and driving under the influence of marijuana.

His lawyer says Bradley suffered a seizure that caused the accident.

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