A Wichita man was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the Feb. 12 death of a 5-year-old girl who was killed in a head-on crash on West Kellogg.
Ronald D. Bevan, 29, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the crash occurred.
He also was charged with aggravated battery in connection with the injuries sustained by Amber's mother, Michelle Randolph.
Wichita police said a second driver, a 26-year-old man, also would be charged in the case. His name was not released.
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Police said Amber was killed just after 3:45 p.m. when an eastbound Toyota Camry her mother was driving was hit head-on by a pickup that had flown over the concrete barrier and into the eastbound lanes.
Before the accident, police said, the two motorists who caused the crash were speeding and driving recklessly in the westbound lanes of Kellogg between Seneca and Meridian.
District Judge Warren Wilbert set Bevan's bond at $100,000 and scheduled a March 24 preliminary hearing. Bevan said he planned to hire his own lawyer.
Capt. Max Tenbrook said the 26-year-old would be charged later with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery and driving with a suspended driver's license.
It was that driver whose pickup went over the barrier and struck the car carrying Amber, Tenbrook said.
Tenbrook said help from the media and the public was key to the investigation.
Police had asked for the media's help in finding witnesses to the accident, he said, and that led to a "huge response" from the public.
Police conducted numerous and extensive interviews that resulted in the charges, Tenbrook said.
Amber was a kindergartner at Clearwater West Elementary School.