Drunk Driver Kills Two in Lynchburg, VA Crash
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Two young lives have been lost after a driver chose to drive drunk in Lynchburg, Virginia. The crash occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. when John Hawkins 26, and his passenger, Garry Moore, were turning off of Timberlake Road into the Legendary Oaks Townhouses community. Their car wwas struck at a high rate of speed by a 1997 Ford Explorer driven by Amy Phillips, 28. The men were both wearing seat belts, but because of the severity of the crash, both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Phillips was arrested for driving under the influence and charged with two counts of manslaughter. She is being held without bond.
Authorities report that the crash was so severe that it took many hours to clean up the eastbound lanes of Timberlake road, where the crash occurred. Police are still working to investigate the accident. Our thoughts are with the families of both vicitms during what must be an incredibly difficult time. When a driver chooses to get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they make the selfish decision to put every other driver on the road at risk. Losing someone you love is always difficult, but losing them under preventable circumstances makes it even more difficult. In the blink of an eye, your entire world can turn upside down.
A Virginia wrongful death suit can help send the message that drunk driving is an unacceptable and reckless action that cannot be tolerated. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, consider a consultation with our expert wrongful death attorneys.