Drag Racer Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Parade Crash

SELMER, Tenn. (AP) — A professional drag racer whose car plowed into a parade crowd, killing six people and injuring 22 others last summer, has surrendered to authorities on multiple felony charges.

Troy Critchley is charged with six counts of vehicular homicide due to recklessness and 22 counts of reckless aggravated assault, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was indicted March 4 but the charges remained under seal until Thursday.

A judge set a $35,000 bond for Critchley during a hearing in Selmer and scheduled trial for Nov. 3.

Critchley, a 38-year-old driver from Australia, was performing a “burnout” routine – spinning the tires to send up clouds of smoke – when his car crashed into a crowd at a charity event June 16 in Selmer.

Critchley and his lawyer couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.