Man charged with DUI in head-on crash that killed 2 in Hanover

Man charged with DUI in head-on crash that killed 2 in Hanover
Two people were killed in a crash in Hanover on Tuesday. (Source: NBC12)

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - Deputies said two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in Hanover County on Tuesday.

Deputies said the crash happened around 2:12 p.m. on West Patrick Henry Road just east of Tower Road.

Officials said a pickup truck was heading west when it crossed the dotted lines and collided head-on with a sedan heading east.

The driver and front passenger of the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was identified as Tonna Jean McKinney, 68, of Bumpass and the passenger was identified as Shena Marie McKinney, 20, of Bumpass.

Two additional occupants and the driver of the truck were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

After being released from the hospital, the pickup truck driver Ernest Edmund Johnston, 41, of Montpelier, was charged with driving under the influence. Additional charges are pending.

Johnston is being held at the Pamunkey Regional Jail without bond.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140.

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