Steamboat Springs A former Steamboat Springs man facing vehicular homicide charges was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Grand County Court, but his case instead was rescheduled for next week.
Dan Robbins, 30, of Phoenix, Ariz., faces charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and reckless driving for his part in a June 17 wreck that claimed the life of 22-year-old Clark resident Jeffery Dan Harris.
Robbins was driving a 2004 Dodge Viper north on Colorado Highway 9 near Green Mountain Reservoir when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and collided with the guard rail.
Harris, who was a passenger in the Viper, was taken from the scene of the accident by helicopter to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver where he later died of his injuries.
Robbins suffered minor injuries and was arrested at the scene by the Colorado State Patrol.
Initial investigation of the Colorado State Patrol indicates that Robbins was traveling much faster than the posted 65 mph and alcohol is not suspected in the accident.
Robbins first appeared in Grand County Court for arraignment June 21.
He did not have legal representation at the June 21 hearing but has since hired Steamboat Springs attorney Charles Feldmann to represent him.
Feldmann said the case was continued to 11 a.m. Tuesday because of a scheduling conflict that prevented his from attending the Tuesday hearing. Feldmann submitted a request to the court last week to continue the case to a later date so that he would be able to attend the proceedings.
Feldmann said the Tuesday hearing will be a disposition where he and Grand County District Attorney Dan Edwards can discuss the case and possibly figure out a plea agreement.
Edwards said he doubted an agreement would be made.
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