MEDFORD, Ore. — The trial of a Grants Pass man charged with killing an emergency dispatcher in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 5 while he was intoxicated is set to begin two years after the woman’s death.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2dfImaJ ) Richard Webster Scott is scheduled for trial Tuesday on charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the March 2014 crash.

Scott appeared in court Monday for a pre-trial conference, where he sought to have his court-appointed attorney removed from the case. A judge denied the request.

Police say Scott struck and killed 58-year-old Karen Greenstein after driving on the wrong side of the highway.

Greenstein had been a longtime dispatcher for Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon and was named the agency’s Dispatcher of the Year in 2011.


Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/