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Attorney asks for more information in case

The lawyer representing an Ellis County man charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with an Oct. 15 accident has asked for additional information in the case.

As a result, a second status conference has been set for April 24 in Ellis County District Court.

Attorney John Bird on Tuesday asked for additional information on the accident from the Ellis County Sheriff's office.

Scott J. Pfannenstiel, 33, was charged in late January with felony involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and a misdemeanor charge of circumvention of an ignition interlock.

The second charge stems from a license restriction in place at the time the accident occurred, requiring Pfannenstiel to drive a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device.

Pfannenstiel was critically injured in the Oct. 15 accident, when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving in the 200 block of Hopewell Road and rolled.

Both he and 25-year-old Dustin J. Steinert, Hays, were thrown from the vehicle.

Steinert was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Pfannenstiel was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, suffering from critical injuries.