An Iraq war veteran will undergo treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder before being sentenced in a double fatality accident in September 2011.
A Phelps County judge on Tuesday ordered 25-year-old John D. Mazurek of Crocker to complete a PTSD program at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
Mazurek pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault in the accident that killed 57-year-old Wilberta C. Randolph of Meta and 85-year-old Helen K. Wieberg of Jefferson City.
After Mazurek completes the program, Judge Tracy Storie will decide whether to impose a five-year prison sentence for each count, and whether the sentences should be concurrent or consecutive.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Mazurek's blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when the cars collided on Missouri 133 two miles sought of Meta.