Oliver charged with vehicular homicide in drag racing death

   Steven C. Oliver, 18, 121 Ranger Drive, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of Christopher M. Bullard, 20, on Jan. 28.
   Oliver had already been charged with drag racing and underage driving under the influence. He was arrested Monday afternoon by Trooper Dexter Lunceford, who said the vehicular homicide charge was placed after a four-day investigation of the incident and subsequent discussions with Assistant District Attorney Ken Baldwin.
   Lunceford said both Bullard and Oliver reached speeds in excess of 100 mph while racing southbound on the Stoney Creek Highway around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. According to reports, Bullard lost control of his car while negotiating a curve near the intersection with Rainbow Circle. The car crossed the center lane and both northbound lanes, then spun 180 degrees and hit a utility pole on the right rear fender, causing the vehicle to roll.
   Bullard and his passenger were thrown from the car. Bullard died later at the Johnson City Medical Center. His passenger, Jeremy Burleson, 20, 121 Hyder St., survived the accident despite being thrown 120 feet. Burleson was charged with underage consumption of alcohol.
   Also, a 16-year-old passenger in Bullard's car was charged with underage consumption.
   Prior to the race, the four had been to the Grindstaff Hollow residence of Josh Scalf. Although Scalf was not involved in the drag race, he was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for serving alcohol to the juvenile.