|Published: 9:25 AM, 07/16/2013
||Last updated: 9:26 AM, 07/16/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-A Cocke County man is facing multiple charges in
connection with a head-on crash on Interstate 40 last year that killed one
woman and injured four others.
Dan Williams, 39, of 227 Lower Bogard Road, was arraigned in Judge Ben
Hooper's court on Monday, July 15.
The state issued a presentment with 10 charges.
Following his arraignment, Williams was arrested and
booked into the county jail. He then reportedly got out on a $25,000 bond,
according to his attorney, Bill Leibrock.
A 35-year-old mother was killed and four people were
injured, including the mother's three minor children, some critically, after a
head-on collision on Dec. 1, 2012, in the eastbound lanes of I-40 just east of
the Newport 435 mile marker.
Kristy Jones of Toledo, Ohio, who was killed, was driving
a 2006 Dodge caravan east on a vacation with the family.
Her van carrying a man and three children was struck
head-on by Williams, the driver of a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer. Trooper Tyler
Hall of the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that Williams, whose charges
include a DUI, was in the wrong lanes.
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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