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Intoxicated Driver Causes Head-On Collision, Killing His Pregnant Wife, Unborn Child and Another Woman: Cops

Man Kills Pregnant Wife, Baby and Another Woman in Collision: Police
Source: JIMS; Knox County Rural Metro Fire

Jonathan Jones was reportedly driving recklessly moments before the crash, attempting to pass cars over the double yellow line, witnesses said.

Jun. 29 2024, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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A driver in Tennessee was reportedly intoxicated and veered out of his lane, smashing into another vehicle head-on — killing his eight-months-pregnant wife, the baby and another woman, according to authorities.

Around 6 p.m. on June 21, Jonathan Jones, 20, was driving his Nissan Sentra east in Knox County when he crossed into the westbound lane and hit a Ford Expedition, according to court records obtained by the New York Post.

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Authorities said Jones’ wife, 28-year-old Casandra, and their unborn son — whom they had already named Jonathon Chad — were pronounced dead at 7:24 p.m.

A passenger in the Ford Expedition, Virginia Brooks, died from her injuries on the morning of June 22.

Witnesses told police they saw Jones driving recklessly moments before the crash, attempting to pass cars over the double yellow line, court records state.

Troopers in the hospital noticed Jones’ eyes were bloodshot and watery and he allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana every day, officials said.

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According to Knox County Rural Metro Fire, both vehicles involved in the crash were so mangled that their crew had to cut some of the victims out of the wreckage.

They also shared photos of the Nissan’s roof, which was cut off, and a dark red stain appears on the passenger seat. Jones is seen with purple bruises under both eyes in his mugshot.

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Jones was arrested and charged with three counts of vehicular homicide with driver intoxication, two counts of reckless aggravated assault, and one count of improper passing, officials said.

Authorities said the investigation into the crash is still ongoing.


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