MATTHEWS, N.C. – The man accused of driving impaired and killing a grandmother and her daughter has entered a guilty plea in the case.
Justin Wayne Jones, 28, pled guilty to two counts each of felony death by motor vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with the double fatal crash that killed Marie Moser Crook, 62, and her 37-year-old daughter Jennifer Leigh Hunt.
Authorities say Jones ran a red light, striking the vehicle with Crook and Hunt on Pineville-Matthews Road in Matthews in December 2012.
Also inside the victims' vehicle were two young children, who were seriously injured, but survived the crash.
Witnesses say Jones was speeding and nearly struck several other cars before the fatal crash.
Officials say Jones was traveling more than 30 mph over the speed limit, and had a BAC of more than .20.