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Driver Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge in Tennessee Crash

When police are called to a car accident scene, they usually investigate in order to determine whether criminal charges need to be filed against one or more of the drivers involved. An investigation into a recent car accident led to very serious charges in Tennessee. A driver was arrested and charged with DUI and also vehicular homicide, as there were two deaths as a result of the crash.

The driver charged was driving a pickup truck when he hit a car carrying three people. One of the passengers in the car was ejected from the vehicle. The 55-year-old passenger died at the scene as a result of the crash. Another passenger in the vehicle was 12-weeks pregnant and had a miscarriage as a result of the car accident. The woman was also reported to be in critical condition. 

The charged driver and his passenger reportedly tried to leave the scene of the accident. The report also stated that beer cans were found in the truck driven by the allegedly impaired driver. He now faces numerous charges, including vehicular homicide, reckless driving, leaving the scene, DUI and also not having car insurance or a driver's license.

A vehicular homicide conviction in Tennessee can lead to jail time and the revocation of a driver's license. Anyone arrested on a vehicular homicide charge or other charges may benefit from relying on experienced legal counsel to devise a defense strategy that may result in minimizing the impact of a conviction or that could result in obtaining a possible plea bargain. An effective defense strategy may also involve analysis of purported evidence and the dismissal of any questionable evidence.

Source: wreg.com, "Man charged with unborn baby's death", George Brown, Jan. 29, 2015