DA: Gunner Scarano Will Not Face Criminal Charges In Deadly Wreck

Gunner Scarano is named in a civil lawsuit regarding a deadly crash in south Huntsville in May 2013.

Gunner Scarano is named in a civil lawsuit regarding a deadly crash in south Huntsville in May 2013.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville teen will not face criminal charges in connection with a May 2013 deadly wreck.

Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard confirmed to WHNT News 19 the toxicology report for 18-year-old Gunner Scarano came back clean.  Scarano will not face criminal charges in connection with the wreck that killed 10-year-old Jaden Coppens.

Broussard said the case was presented to a Madison County grand jury, which ‘no billed’ the case. He said that he couldn’t go into specifics, but Scarano suffered from a medical condition that contributed to the accident.

Police say Scarano, 18, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Bailey Cove Road on May 28, 2013.  He allegedly hit three vehicles and a motorcycle near the intersection of Mountain Gap Road and continued on. No one was seriously injured at that site.

Police say Scarano continued north on Bailey Cove, hitting five vehicles at the intersection of Weatherly Road. Eight people were hurt in that crash with a wide range of injuries.  Jaden Coppens died at the second crash scene.

Friday, the Coppens family filed a civil complaint against Gunner Scarano and his father, Richard.

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