The jury heard from N.C. State Trooper Fred Trueblood, Sgt. John Collins of the N.C. Highway Patrol and Deputy Chris Bentley of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say Kania was driving drunk on the wrong side of I-85 when he hit a car. The crash killed three people: Darlene McGee, 46, Felecia Harris, 49, and Jahnice Beard, 6.
Kania, now 21, pleaded guilty to various charges. He pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and one count of reckless driving.
Roger Smith Jr., one of Kania’s attorneys, tried to cast doubt on Trueblood’s crash reconstruction. He discussed the police report, including why Trueblood didn’t estimate the Jeep’s pre-collision speed.