Grand Jury Indicts Jessica Lewis for DUI Manslaughter
The case against a Crimora woman charged with driving under the influence (DUI) manslaughter is moving forward Monday evening. A grand jury indicted Jessica Lewis, almost seven months after a fiery wreck claimed the lives of her daughter and ex-husband.
This case has faced delays for months, but both sides are now moving ahead toward a June 28 arraignment hearing.
Lewis waived her right to a preliminary hearing back in April, and the grand jury indicted her on charges of DUI manslaughter Monday for the deaths of her daughter and ex-husband back in November.
Police say Lewis was driving under the influence on Half Mile Branch Road in Crozet, when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. The car then caught fire. Lewis is the only person to survive the crash.
This case had been delayed repeatedly while the commonwealth waited for the results of a blood alcohol test. The commonwealth's attorney's office says it has the results, but won't say what they are.