Vehicular homicide

Definition

A crime in which the defendant's unlawful or negligent operation of a motor vehicle results in the death of another person.  Also called automobile homicide and [wex:vehicular manslaughter].  Such laws vary by jurisdiction, but vehicular homicide is generally easier to prove than manslaughter because it requires an even less culpable mens rea

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. United States v. Fleming, 739 F.2d 945 (4th Cir. 1984).

See also

  • [wex:Homicide]