A judge has granted Lukas Evans' request for a change of venue in a second-degree murder case stemming from a fatal February crash.
Evans is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He allegedly crashed head-on Feb. 16 with a car driven by 37-year-old Jordan Hoyt on West Boulevard. Hoyt died at the hospital later that day.
Police say Evans was fleeing the scene of a previous crash on Stadium Boulevard.
Evans' attorney, public defender Aerial Irby, asked for the change of venue, which Circuit Judge Brouck Jacobs granted. Irby and assistant prosecutor Jennifer Rodewald agreed a jury could be selected from Buchanan, Platte, Clay or Pettis counties, according to court records.