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Jury selection begins in vehicular homicide case

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - Jury selection began Monday for a Columbus couple facing vehicular homicide charges.

William and Yvonne McCrary were indicted earlier this year for a hit and run accident that claimed the life of a Columbus State University student.

Adrian Huling, 19, was riding his moped near the intersection of Amber and Luna Drives in East Columbus when he was killed back in January of 2009.

Witnesses say when Huling came up to a yellow flashing light, a speeding minivan hit his moped and drove off, leaving the teen on the ground with extensive injuries. 

They say the driver stopped for a brief moment before speeding off. 

Assistant District Attorney Leticia Sykes says the state intends to prove that William McCrary was behind the wheel of the white minivan that killed Huling.

She says the couple was riding in their van early that morning, hit Huling and drove home. She told News Leader 9 that William drove his wife's car to work that day and at some point, moved the van down the street and reported it stolen.

According to Sykes, the McCrarys claim the van was stolen from their driveway and the thief ran over Huling, brought it back to their driveway and stole it again later that day- a story she says is "unrealistic."

Sykes says there is no doubt that the McCrarys' van is the one that hit and killed Adrian Huling.

William faces first degree vehicular homicide, failure to yield, driving with a suspended license, false report of a crime and tampering with evidence.

Yvonne McCrary faces false report of a crime and tampering with evidence charges.

 Court will resume in Judge Bobby Peters courtroom Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

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