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Hearing Set for the DeKalb County Man Charged with Manslaughter

DEKALB COUNTY- A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the DeKalb County; man charged with manslaughter following a hit-and-run earlier this year.

Twenty-three-year-old Tyler Blaise Wilbanks of Sylvania has been sitting in the DeKalb County Jail in Fort Payne since his arrest after an accident that killed a fourteen-year-old girl.

The accident happened on April 2 and Wilbanks was arrested five days later.

Wilbanks was allegedly the driver of a 2016 Chevy Equinox that struck the rear of a motorcycle driven by fourteen-year-old Harley Lasseter, of Crossville, on April 2. The accident took place on Alabama 75, about three miles south of Geraldine, according to Alabama State Troopers. Troopers say that Wilbanks left the scene of the accident.

A hearing for Wilbanks has been set for August 22.

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