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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Thrashers star indicted in car crash

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posted on Jul, 16 2004 @ 01:53 PM
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers star Dany Heatley was indicted Friday on vehicular homicide and five other charges in the 2003 wreck that claimed the life of his teammate Dan Snyder.

The Fulton County district attorney, Paul Howard, announced the indictment.

Police estimated that Heatley was driving his black Ferrari convertible at 80 mph when it ran into a brick pillar and iron fence on Sept. 29, 2003.

Snyder, 25, died after several days in a coma, and Heatley broke his jaw and tore two ligaments in his knee. He returned to playing with the team in January.

Heatley, the MVP of the 2003 NHL League All-Star game, was in Canada on Friday preparing for the upcoming season, the team said.

Authorities said Heatley had consumed some alcohol but was not intoxicated at the time of the wreck.


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