A Cedar Vale man is facing two murder charges after being involved in a car wreck last year that claimed the lives of two women.
Timothy Call, 23, was charged with two counts of murder in the second degree, unintentional but reckless, on June 24 in connection with the Oct. 10, 2018 car crash that killed Geraldine Patrick, 64, of Shell Knob, Mo., and Patricia Blake, 58, of Dallas, Ga..
According to information released after the incident, Call was traveling in a 1996 Chevrolet pickup westbound on U.S. 160 Highway near 141st Road when he crossed the centerline and collided with a 2004 Ford pickup, driven by Patrick, with Blake as a passenger.
Patrick was flown via Life Watch to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where she later died. Blake was pronounced dead at the scene. Call was transported to William Newton Hospital for his injuries.
A copy of the criminal complaint states that Call killed the two women unintentionally but recklessly, “under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.”
Both charges are level 2 person felonies, punishable by 109 to 493 months in prison, a fine of $300,000 and 36 months of post release supervision for each charge. Orvel Mason and David Maslen are listed as Call’s attorneys in court records.
According to Cowley County Attorney Larry Schwartz on Monday, Call has not been arrested but was served a summons to appear in court for his first appearance at 9 a.m. on July 29 at Cowley County District Court in Winfield. Court records show the summons served on June 28. Schwartz said Call will remain out of jail and will not have to post bond as long as he shows up for court dates.