Tam Duc Le, the Bryan County teen charged with three counts of vehicular homicide for the March 21, 2007 deaths of three Bryan County High School students, is scheduled for a plea hearing later this month.
Jury selection in the case was originally scheduled to begin Monday but did not take place, according to Clerk of Courts Becky Crowe.
She said a hearing will instead be held April 22.
"I foresee the case being completed at that time," Crowe said. "The judges don’t like cases to linger and try real hard to keep them current and out of backlog."
Heather and Melissa Arthur and Laura Cobb were killed on the way to school when the car they were in, which was driven by Le, crossed the centerline at the bend on Hwy. 119 and collided with another vehicle only two miles from the school.
Sherry Arthur, mother of Heather and Melissa, said she hopes conclusion of the case will provide family, friends and the community with some type of closure to the accident that killed her daughters.
"I know it won’t bring them back, but justice, I think, will help in dealing with their deaths, not only for the family, but also the children at the school who were affected by the accident," Arthur said
Hugh McCullough, attorney for Le, had no comment.
Assistant District Attorney Cris Schneider also declined to talk about the case.