Motor Vehicle Homicide Charge

The 23-year-old Louisville man facing two misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide charges made his first court appearance Tuesday.

The Cassgram reports Brandon Heanue remains free on $5000 signature bond. The next scheduled court proceeding is a pre-trial conference on January 6th.

The prosecution says Heanue’s driving played a part in two deaths in June. It’s alleged he was the driver of a pickup that was traveling alongside and then passed in front of another pickup driven by 18-year-old Michael Matchus of Louisville. The Matchus vehicle went off the road and rolled. The investigation determined the vehicles were far exceeding the 35 MPH speed limit in South Bend at the time.

Matchus and his 21-year-old brother Kyle died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.


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