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Police Suspect Chauffeur Drug Use In Fatal Limo Crash

Posted on September 4, 2013

[UPDATE 9/4/13]

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Police suspect a limousine driver who crashed his car into a North Carolina tree, killing two newlywed teachers from Philadelphia, was impaired by drugs at the time of the crash.

Will Reid, 26, and his 25-year-old wife, Jamie, died when the Lincoln Town Car ran off Interstate 26 in Ashville, N.C. on Aug. 11 and hit a tree. Jamie, who was pregnant, was killed on impact and Will died a short time later at Mission Hospital.

The couple were on their way to the airport after attending a friend's wedding the day before. No charges have been filed in the case.

Police also asked for a search warrant to get the driver's cellphone to get possible GPS coordinates to determine the limo's speed and location and other evidence.

For more on the story go to www.nbcphiladelphia.com

[Original Story 8/15/13]

ASHEVILLE — A young Philadelphia couple who died in a traffic accident in Asheville on Sunday had been married less than three months and were in town to attend a friend’s wedding when their hired limousine ran off the road and struck a tree.

The horrific accident may result in charges against the limo’s driver, Rodney Koon, according to court documents released Tuesday. Will Reid, 26 and Jamie Reid, 25, who both worked as teachers, were riding in the back seat of a Lincoln Town Car when Koon lost control and the car veered off Interstate 26.

Asheville Citizen-Times article

HollywoodLife.com article here

Related Topics: accidents, chauffeur behavior, drug testing, fatalities, North Carolina operators, passenger safety

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