Police: Man High on PCP Kills 2 and Injures 1 in Crash - NBC4 Washington

Police: Man High on PCP Kills 2 and Injures 1 in Crash

Prince William County crash leaves two dead

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    Police Investigating Deadly Crash

    Police said a man driving under the influence of drugs caused a crash that killed two people in Gainesville, Virginia. (Published Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010)

    A man who was high on PCP killed two people and injured one in a Friday night crash on Lee Highway, according to the Prince William County police.

    Police said Carlos E. Lucas, 22, of Gainesville, was under the influence of PCP and speeding when his Chevy Impala swerved into the median, then back onto the highway, struck a Honda Accord.

    Meghan Jandrositz, 20, was ejected from the Accord and died at the scene. David Richardson, 50, another passenger in the Accord and pronounced dead at the scene, was trapped inside the vehicle as it caught on fire.

    A passing motorist pulled the driver of the Accord, whose name has not yet been released, from the burning car. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Strasburg, was flown to an area hospital with severe burns, according to police.

    Police said Lucas did not need immediate medical treatment. Lucas was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and with possession of PCP with intent to distribute.