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Virginia woman charged in wreck that killed Missouri mother

COEBURN, Va. – A 36-year-old Virginia woman faces a murder charge after authorities say she crashed head-on into another car while trying to avoid a drunk driving checkpoint, killing a Missouri mother.

Wise County Commonwealth Attorney Chuck Slaking tells local media Samantha R. Dennis of Coeburn in southwestern Virginia has been charged with the offence of murder and crime with which he after the crash Friday.

The police said Dennis was driving an SUV that stopped after coming to a DUI checkpoint. The police says that they made a U-turn and head west for a collision with a vehicle driven by a 32-year-old Rebecca Starling of St. Charles, Missouri. Starling the 2 – and 5-year-old daughters suffered injuries were not life-threatening.

Dennis was jailed Saturday without bond in Duffield. It was not immediately clear whether she had a lawyer who could respond to her name.

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