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Va. man charged in wreck that killed 3 sisters

Thursday - 6/13/2013, 3:11pm  ET

POWHATAN, Va. - A Powhatan County grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from a wreck that killed his three older sisters.

Fifty-three-year-old Jerry B. Middleton of Chesterfield County is charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter and second-offense driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that the grand jury issued the indictments on Tuesday.

State police say a vehicle driven by Middleton ran off the right side of U.S. 60 and hit a tree on May 4. Middleton's sisters were passengers in the vehicle. They were all pronounced dead at the scene.

State police identified the victims as 62-year-old Joan V. Middleton, 73-year-old Shirley M. Smothers and 70-year-old Thelma L. Middleton, all of Richmond.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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