Washington County VA

UPDATE: Charges in fatal Abingdon hit-and-run bound over to grand jury

Charges against a Washington County, Virginia man involving a fatal hit-and-run crash last summer have been bound over to a grand jury.

Douglas Pruitt, 53, of Meadowview, is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of failure to stop after an accident following the death of Laurie Puckett, 55, of Bristol, TN in the three-car crash.

Puckett's vehicle was struck from behind by Pruitt's Corvette on Highway 75 near Abingdon on Aug. 16, forcing Puckett's car to hit another vehicle head on. Puckett was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Pruitt drove off after the crash then returned to the scene and left again.


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