Update: Driver indicted in fatal accident case in Virginia Beach

UPDATE: 30-year-old Neil W. Lyness was indicted for charges of Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter and driving while license revoked in connection to a fatal crash that took the lives of a young mother and her daughter. He has an attorney appointment hearing on Thursday. 

Virginia Beach, Va. – A mother and daughter were killed, and the person police say hit them has been released from the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on I-64.

31-year-old Sandra “Sandie” Amaya and her 12-year-old daughter Sophia Lopez were killed when police say Neil W. Lyness crashed his truck into their car.

State police say it happened just west of Indian River Road after 7 p.m.

Authorities say 29-year-old Lyness of Moyock, N.C. was driving a pick-up truck going westbound on I-64 when it crossed the median and hit Amaya’s Hyundai that was going eastbound.

Amaya and her daughter died at the scene.  Virginia State Police have charged the driver involved in the double fatal accident, Neil Lyness, with reckless driving.

He was released from the hospital late Friday afternoon. 

Virginia State Police took Neil W. Lyness, 29, of Moyock, N.C., into custody Saturday night (Sept. 28) on additional charges related to last Wednesday night’s fatal crash on Interstate 64 in Virginia Beach. Lyness is being held without bond at Virginia Beach Jail on two counts of involuntary manslaughter and driving while (license is) suspended 3rd or subsequent offense. Crash remains under investigation


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