Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:15 pm
Mother of 2, grandmother die in crash; man charged
The Associated Press
Police say 28-year-old Justin Jones was arrested Saturday afternoon on the new charges after he was released from the hospital.
Jones was charged with driving while intoxicated after a wreck in Matthews, a Charlotte suburb, on Wednesday night. Authorities say he was driving an SUV and hit a Honda CRV, killing 62-year-old Marie Crook and her daughter, 37-year-old Jennifer Hunt.
Hunt's two children were treated for minor injuries at an area hospital.
It wasn't known if Jones had an attorney. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 1.
The Charlotte Observer reports that Jones was charged with DWI in 2010 in Union County but the case was dismissed without leave the following year after an officer was unavailable to appear in court.