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Charges filed in fiery crash that killed 3 family members

August 2, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed manslaughter charges against a Utah driver after a fiery car crash that killed three members of a vacationing North Carolina family.

Charges were filed Wednesday against 42-year-old Jennifer Diamond, who is accused of hitting the family’s car head-on after moving into the opposite lane to pass a truck on a central Utah highway June 19.

Killed in the crash were 47-year-old Tyrone Bova of Archdale, North Carolina, his wife, 43-year-old Holly Jo Bova, and 11-year-old Haden Bova. Seventeen-year-old Tyler Bova was critically injured.

Diamond’s 9-year-old daughter also suffered critical injuries. Diamond was charged with three felony counts of manslaughter as well as aggravated assault and reckless driving.

Her lawyer Edward Stone says he disputes prosecutors’ version of what happened and expects the case to go to trial.

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