A trial has been scheduled for a Kansas City man who was charged with second degree murder, driving with a revoked license and other charges in connection with a crash that killed Independence student Damian Slayton.

A trial has been scheduled for a Kansas City man who was charged with second degree murder, driving with a revoked license and other charges in connection with a crash that killed Independence student Damian Slayton.

Clayton R. Dunlap, 31, Kansas City, had been convicted of 16 prior charges of driving with a revoked license as well as six prior convictions of operating a vehicle in a careless manner.

On March 27, police say, Dunlap was traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 71, attempting to swerve back into the westbound lane on Interstate 71 near Gregory Avenue after traveling in the eastbound lane.
Dunlap then struck a center concrete median, causing his car to slide down the roadway.

As it slid down the roadway, according to reports, the car struck a car that was stopped for a red light, causing several additional collisions involving three cars.
Damian was a passenger in one of the cars. His mother, Bri Kneisley, a teacher at Van Horn High School, was critically injured.

The trial was scheduled for Dec. 6 before Judge Kathleen Forsyth.