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Goochland man faces manslaughter charge in deadly crash

Two sisters from  Goochland headed home from a baby shower were killed Sunday when police say a drunk driver slammed into their car. (Source: NBC12) Two sisters from Goochland headed home from a baby shower were killed Sunday when police say a drunk driver slammed into their car. (Source: NBC12)
Yolanda McCowan (right) poses with her daughter, Kiana (right). (Source: McCowan Family) Yolanda McCowan (right) poses with her daughter, Kiana (right). (Source: McCowan Family)
Sheila McCowan was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver, according to State Police. (Source: McCowan Family) Sheila McCowan was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver, according to State Police. (Source: McCowan Family)
Sisters Sheila (left) and Yolanda McCowan (right) were killed in a crash involving a drunk driver, according to State Police (Source: McCowan Family) Sisters Sheila (left) and Yolanda McCowan (right) were killed in a crash involving a drunk driver, according to State Police (Source: McCowan Family)
Andrew Chavis was speeding and drunk when his car struck another from behind on Interstate 64, according to State Police. (Source: Virginia State Police) Andrew Chavis was speeding and drunk when his car struck another from behind on Interstate 64, according to State Police. (Source: Virginia State Police)
GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) -

State Police charged a Goochland man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in a crash which killed two sisters on Sunday.

Andrew Chavis was speeding and drunk when his car struck another from behind on Interstate 64, according to State Police. Yolanda and Sheila McCowan were on their way home from a baby shower when they were killed in the crash. 

Chavis is being held at the Henrico County Jail on the new charges. Troopers say when the McCowans' car hit a tree after being struck by Chavis' vehicle.

Chavis was taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries and charged with DUI the night of the crash.

Sheila's daughters, Kasey and Kiana, say their mother worked three-jobs to provide for her family. 

"We never saw her down. We always saw her happy and she always made us happy. She kept us motivated," said Kiana.

Shelia's son, Justin, is now recovering from a broken collar bone. He and his sisters are still reeling from the crash.

"You should never forget to tell people how you feel or tell them you love them every day, because tomorrow's not promised," Kiana said.

Donations for the McCowan family can be made at any Wells Fargo bank by asking for the “McCowan Family Trust.”

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