Rebecca Starling, 32, killed in collision with driver Samantha Dennis, 36, fleeing checkpoint on Route 58 near Coeburn, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Sat, 12/24/2016 - 11:26am
Accident Date: 
Friday, December 23, 2016

Driver flees DUI checkpoint, kills mother of two

Police say 36-year-old Samantha Dennis of Coeburn was driving a sport-utility that abruptly stopped after arriving at a DUI checkpoint. Police say she made a U-turn and headed west in the eastbound lane before colliding head-on with another car.

Virginia woman charged in wreck that killed Missouri mother

Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp tells local media Samantha R. Dennis of Coeburn in southwest Virginia is charged with felony murder and felony eluding after the crash Friday.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Rebecca Starling
Samantha Dennis
Route 58

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