DWI suspect in double fatal now faces manslaughter charges

DWI suspect in double fatal now faces manslaughter charges

Credit: Matthews Police Department.

Justin Wayne Jones.

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 30 at 11:53 AM

MATTHEWS, N.C. – The suspect accused of driving while impaired and killing a grandmother and her daughter is now charged with felony death by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.
 

A spokeswoman with the Matthews Police Department tells NBC Charlotte, Justin Jones was released from Carolinas Medical Center Friday, he was arrested on Saturday around 1:30 p.m.
 

Wednesday night, Marie Crook, 62, and Jennifer Hunt, 37, of Charlotte were both killed after Jones crashed into them at Independence Boulevard and Matthews Township Parkway. 
 

Jones is now charged with DWI and reckless driving in additional to two counts of felony death by vehicle and two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
 

Hunt's two children, who were also in the vehicle at the time of the crash, have been treated and released from the hospital.
 

As NBC Charlotte has previously reported, Jones was arrested in 2010 for DWI in Union County but he was not charged in that case.

He is scheduled to appear in court February 1, 2013.

 

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