Under Tennessee law there is only one definition of manslaughter:I am in no way defending Troy, I am simply stating that his crimes do not meet the legal definition of homicide, and he will found 100% responsible civilly due to the legal doctrines I pointed out above.
I am sorry if I was unclear. The buck always stops with the driver, and no he shouldn't be driving competition vehicles at all. Now or in the future.
39-13-211. Voluntary manslaughter: Voluntary manslaughter is the intentional or knowing killing of another in a state of passion produced by adequate provocation sufficient to lead a reasonable person to act in an irrational manner.
Everything else is either Assited Suicide, Murder or Homicide. I think you would agree that Troy's crimes do not fit Tennessee's definition of manslaughter.
Here's a link to Tennessee code: http://michie.lexisnexis.com/tennessee/ ... -h.htm&cp=
You want to look up 39-13-213 and 39-13-102.
After review, I'm sure you'll see that the charges against Troy are appropriate under Tennessee law.