Jimmy Jasper was also injured in the crash. He was struck and impaled by a fence plank in the shoulder area and also suffered a broken collarbone, broken clavicle, broken ribs, broken vertebrates, broken wrist, collapsed aorta, and a skull fracture.
On Thursday, Jimmy Jasper appeared with local defense attorney Scott Foster, who said Jimmy Jasper has the full support of his family and friends.
“Mr. Jasper is very fortunate to have the full love and support of his wife and his daughter, Jaden, through this challenging time,” said Foster. “His church family and friends have been very supportive and Mr. Jasper is thankful for that.”
Foster declined to comment further except to say that weather also was a factor in the March 5 crash. The area was getting a mixture of freezing rain and snow when Jimmy Jaspers’ vehicle crashed through the fence on Pumphouse Road.
“ ... Weather was a huge factor in this tragic accident,” said Foster. “We only received the discovery documents from the Commonwealth today and as we go through it, we will try to learn what is at the heart of the case brought by the Commonwealth.
“Until then, we cannot comment further except to ask for the continued prayers and support for Jaden,” Foster added.
A trial date has been set for July 10, 2013.