A 24-year-old Virginia man has been arrested after allegedly causing a fatal car accident in Henrico County. Police say that the man was driving drunk when he caused the car crash that resulted in two deaths. If convicted of DUI relating to the motor vehicle accident, the man could face a multi-year prison sentence and other consequences.
Two sisters, ages 49 and 51, were killed in the collision. The sisters were riding in a 2012 Nissan Sentra, which the allegedly drunk man crashed into to the back of with his 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The crash happened close to mile marker 170 along Interstate 64 at approximately 8 p.m. Virginia State Police claimed that the Nissan Sentra collided with a tree following the collision after its driver lost control. A third car was hit by the Sonata, but the driver of the third car escaped the accident uninjured.
The arrested driver required hospital care for serious injuries he suffered in the crash. A 16-year-old boy who was riding with the sisters, and the son of one them, was lucky to survive. He told family members that he woke up after the crash with his fatally wounded mother lying in his lap. The deceased victims were returning home from a family baby shower. The shower was held at a Shoney’s restaurant, where one of the sisters was employed.
This case highlights the importance of avoiding drunk driving at all cost. Not only does drunk driving kill, but those who are found guilty of the offense can have their lives interrupted and careers ruined as a result of jail time and other stiff consequences. They may also face personal injury charges in court relating to injuries and damages they caused.
Source: wtvr.com, “Driver charged with involuntary manslaughter after crash kills sisters driving home from baby shower” Scott Wise, Mar. 04, 2015