Further details have emerged of the heartbreaking DUI linked crash that killed three people on the Eastern Shore over the weekend.
ABC 13 reported on how a 36-year-old from Accomac faces a DUI charge as well as three counts of Involuntary Manlaughter following the crash in Keller on Saturday night that killed three people.
Corinne Geller of Virginia State Police said the wreck occurred shortly before 8:15 p.m. Saturday close to the intersection of Lankford Highway and First Street.
A 1999 Chevrolet Venture which was being driven north on the U.S. 13, crossed the center of the road, and crashed into a 2012 Nissan Altima head-on.
ABC 13 reported that the driver of the car, 58-year-old Arnette N. Chandler of Roosevelt, New York, died. Two passengers in the Nissan were also killed. They were 55-year-old Diann W. Jones of Exmore, Virginia and a 12-year-old. My thoughts are with the family of those who died at this terrible time. It appears drunk driving has claimed more innocent lives on the roads of Virginia. Lafont Jones, who brought his kids from Pennsylvania to the Eastern Shore for a family reunion told WVEC.com the at-fault driver “took my mom and my daughter from me.”
His 13-year-old son was injured in the accident when he was thrown from the car by the impact of the crash. Paramedics flew him to Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
His condition had improved significantly Sunday, Jones said. The 36-year-old driver who caused the crash was not hurt. He is being held without bond at Accomack County Jail.
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