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Associated Press, Published September 17 2012

Bond set for Ky. man charged in ND fatal crash

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Bond has been set at $50,000 for a Kentucky National Guard member facing manslaughter charges after the car he was driving crashed in North Dakota and two fellow guard members were killed.

KZZY Radio reports (http://bit.ly/O91KVh ) that 23-year-old Christopher Brandt of Kentucky appeared in court on two counts of manslaughter and one count of reckless endangerment. He could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all three charges.

Authorities allege Brandt was driving at high speeds when his car crashed into a tree and rolled over early Thursday in Devils Lake, N.D.

Thirty-one-year-old Ronald Forsyth and 23-year-old Jason Burnette were killed. Brandt and 23-year-old David Duncan were injured.

All four were members of the Kentucky National Guard undergoing military engineering training at Camp Grafton, near Devils Lake.

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