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Driver who hit parked cars, homes was drunk, say Lynchburg police

Authorities say driver has severe injuries

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE - 5/19/2020

The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested the man it said crashed into a home and damaged vehicles last week.

Eric Cordero Jones, 33, of Lynchburg, was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and driving while suspended as a result of the crash.

He also was served with an outstanding warrant for intent to distribute a controlled substance.

He turned himself in to police on Tuesday and was taken into custody.

Anyone with additional information about this crash is asked to call Officer Bauserman at 434-455-6047.


UPDATE

Authorities have determined that the driver involved in a Monday morning crash that damaged several parked cars and homes was drunk.

The Lynchburg Police Department did not release any information on charges.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to reach out to Officer M. Bauserman at (434) 455-6047.


ORIGINAL STORY

A driver is in the hospital after authorities say he crashed into several homes and cars in Lynchburg.

Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department say they responded to the crash on Old Forest Road around 3:20 a.m. Monday.

When officers arrived, they found the driver who was then taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with severe injuries.

Authorities say they believe the car lost control and ran off the road at a high speed. The car then reportedly hit three parked cars and a home, with debris causing damage to a second home.

According to police, this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to reach out to Officer M. Bauserman at (434) 455-6047.


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