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Police: Accomac Man Charged, 3 Killed in Weekend Crash

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KELLER, Va. - Virginia State Police have released the name of the man charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter, after three people were killed in a head-on crash over the weekend.

It happened after 8:00 p.m. on Saturday in Accomack County on Route 13.

Police said Bonifilio Velazquez, 36, of Accomac, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Venture northbound on Rt 13. Police said near the intersection of First Street, Velazquez crossed into the southbound lanes and hit a 2012 Nissan Altima head-on.

Troopers said the driver of the Nissan Altima, Arnette N. Chandler, 58, of Roosevelt, N.Y., and two passengers, Diann W. Jones, 55, of Exmore, Va., and A'Jamae Jones, 12, died at the scene.

A 13-year-old male passenger was ejected from the car. Police said he was flown to Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, two other passengers, an 8-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl, were transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Police said Velazquez was not injured in the crash. He has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and three counts of involuntary manslaughter.

He is being held without bond at Eastern Shore Regional Jail.

Police said the southbound lanes of Route 13 were reopened by 1:00 a.m. Sunday.





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