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Driver Charged in Crozet Double Fatal Crash

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A Crimora woman has been granted bond after a deadly accident near Crozet.  Jessica Lewis, 36, now faces involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence charges.

A $5,000 secured bond was approved for Lewis in Albemarle - Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Thursday afternoon.  There are two terms to her bond - she cannot possess or consume alcohol and she can't drive.

The double fatal crash happened on November 10 on Half Mile Branch Road near Crozet.  Albemarle County police say Lewis lost control of the car and crashed into a tree.  The vehicle then caught on fire.   

Lewis' passengers, 20-year-old Amber Johnson and 40-year-old Michael Johnson, died at the scene.

Lewis is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on February 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Albemarle County Police Press Release 

The Albemarle County Police Crash Reconstruction Team is continuing its investigation into the crash the occurred on November 10, 2011 on Half Mile Branch Road. 

As a result of the investigation thus far, Jessica Lewis, 36 years of age, of Crimora, Virginia has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. 

Lewis is being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail awaiting a bond hearing at 1:30 in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. 

Sergeant Darrell R. Byers
Public Information Officer

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