Avoiding DUI checkpoint leads to fatal crash B
coeburn, va.» A 36-yearold Virginia woman faces a murder charge after authorities say she crashed head-on into another car while trying to avoid a drunken-driving checkpoint, killing a Missouri mother.
Samantha Dennis of Coeburn, in southwest Virginia, is charged with felony murder and felony eluding after Friday’s crash.
Police say Dennis was driving an SUV that stopped after coming upon a DUI checkpoint. Police say she made a U-turn and headed west before colliding with a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Rebecca Starling of St. Charles, Mo. Starling’s 2- and 5-year-old daughters suffered lesser injuries.