ATHENS, Alabama — Jurors say an Alabama state trooper is innocent of criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed two people in April 2011.
Limestone County jurors acquitted James Heath Moss on Thursday. The charges stemmed from the deaths of Jamie Lee Gossett and his wife, Sarah.
Investigators say Moss crashed his patrol vehicle into the Gossett's car and was driving about 120 mph according to a black box in his cruiser.
The 33-year-old Moss says he was responding to a wreck involving an injured child and was attempting to pass the Gossetts' car when it started to turn left in front of him.
The trooper says he hit the brakes and turned to try to avoid a crash.
Moss apologized to the Gossett family during the trial.
Information from: The Decatur Daily, http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml