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Court Hearing Set in Crash that Killed Savannah Jazz Bassist

Court Hearing Set in Crash that Killed Savannah Jazz Bassist
Posted at 8:42 AM, Mar 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-02 08:42:00-05

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Texas man charged in a car crash that killed Savannah jazz musician Ben Tucker nearly two years ago is scheduled to appear in court.

WTOC-TV reports an arraignment was scheduled Monday for Robert William Martin of Spicewood, Texas. He is charged with vehicular homicide in the June 2013 death of Ben Tucker, an 82-year-old upright bass player who performed with stars from Quincy Jones to Peggy Lee.

Police say Tucker was crossing a road in a golf cart when a car driven by Martin slammed into him at high speed.

Prosecutors say the case was delayed because it required analysis from the Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team.

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Information from: WTOC-TV, http://www.wtoctv.com/