Case delayed for man accused in fatal buggy wreck

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | 3:11 p.m. CDT

MOBERLY — A man charged in the accident that killed an Amish buggy driver is asking for a change in judge, delaying his trial.

The Hannibal Courier-Post reported Wednesday that a new court date has not been set for 34-year-old Jeffrey Fleming of Staunton, Ill. He is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the January death of 29-year-old Eli Borntrager of Madison.

Borntrager died when his horse-drawn buggy was struck from behind by a car on U.S. 63 near Moberly.

Fleming told authorities he did not see the buggy and tried to avoid it. Although records showed he sent a text message two minutes before the crash, Fleming has said he was not talking on the cell phone or texting at the time of the accident.

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