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Driver Speeding Over 100 mph Kills Mother and 3 Children

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An 18-year-old driver, Chase Daniel Jones, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the wake of a deadly crash that claimed the lives of a mother and three children she was transporting in Washington state. The victims were returning from a homeschooling event when the incident occurred.

Police reports indicate that Jones was allegedly driving his Audi A4 at speeds surpassing 100 miles per hour when he collided with a minivan in Renton, King County, Washington. The impact instantly claimed the lives of 38-year-old Andrea Hudson and three children – Boyd Buster Brown, 12, and sisters Matilda and Eloise Wilcoxson, aged 13 and 12, respectively.

The tragic incident unfolded on March 19, in the Seattle suburb, when the force of the collision propelled Hudson’s vehicle into two other cars on the road. The accident resulted in serious injuries for two of Hudson’s children who were also in the minivan; both remain in intensive care.

Jones, who also suffered severe injuries in the crash, faces accusations of gross negligence. He allegedly ran a red light at the intersection where the deadly incident took place.

Investigations suggest that Jones reached speeds of up to 112 mph in a 40 mph zone, with no evidence of braking before the fatal impact. Witnesses on the scene confirmed Jones’ reckless driving, including dangerous lane weaving prior to the crash.

This fatal crash is not Jones’ first involvement in high-speed accidents. King County prosecutors disclosed that Jones had previously wrecked two vehicles due to speeding within the year leading up to this deadly incident.

Currently held on a $1M bond, Jones is facing charges that include four counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular assault, and reckless driving. In Washington state, these charges could potentially lead to substantial prison time.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, the community has come together to honor the victims. The Wilcoxson sisters were remembered on a GoFundMe page as being “a true light to everyone around them,” with mentions of their active involvement in church, school, and neighborhood activities.

Boyd Buster Brown was recalled by his father, Jaron Brown, as “one of the most fun-loving, adventurous kids,” a sentiment that was echoed by many who knew him.

Andrea Hudson, a homeschooling mother, was remembered for her commitment to her family, her love for nature, and her health-centric lifestyle. The untimely loss of these individuals serves as a poignant reminder of the potential consequences of reckless driving.

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