Danville man charged with DUI for fatal Charlotte County crash

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Danville man was arrested Thursday for DUI manslaughter and DUI maiming in connection with a fatal crash in Charlotte County earlier this month.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash took place at 1:05 a.m. on April 4 along Route 360, less than a mile west of Route 710 in Charlotte County.

Police say a westbound 2006 Toyota Camry was traveling at a high speed along Route 360 when it ran off the left side of the road. The driver reportedly over-corrected, causing the car to run off the right side of the road, hit an embankment, and overturn.

After further investigation, Virginia State Police confirmed the driver of the vehicle was 38-year-old Tommy Marshall Williams of Danville. Williams, who sustained minor injuries in the crash, was treated and released from Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, according to police. 

Meanwhile, authorities say two female passengers were flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with serious injuries. One woman was treated and released, but Virginia State Police say the other is still being treated at VCU Medical Center.

However, the third passenger — identified as 25-year-old Sean Blake Jackson Thompson of South Hill — was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of the crash. Police say he was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Virginia State Police arrested Williams on Thursday, April 16 for one count of DUI-Manslaughter, two counts of DUI-Maiming, and one felony count of driving on a revoked license due to a prior DUI.

Williams is being held without bond at the Charlotte County Jail, but police say the crash is still under investigation.

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