Jury selection begins today in the case of Joshua Aaron Block, a 26-year-old Atascosa, Texas man who has been charged in the death of 16-year-old David Palacio.
Joshua Aaron Block has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and passing a stopped school bus causing death, both which are felonies. On Monday, March 27, 2017, David Palacio was crossing Dawson Cabin Road to board his school bus. Block struck the teen when he attempted to pass the bus.
Mr. Block told the North Carolina Highway Patrol, that he was headed to the gym and had forgotten his ID. During the time, the bus was stopped with the lights on and stop arm out when Block allegedly passed the bus driving in the opposite direction.
Jurors will be selected to hear the case this morning.