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Driver of overturned van in Va. charged with manslaughter

Craig Mosher appears in court on Monday, June 6, 2016, in Rutland, Vt. Mosher, whose loose bull wandered onto a road and was hit by a car, killing the driver, is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge, prosecutor said, and farmers are worried about the harm a conviction could do to the state's agriculture economy. (Anthony Edwards/The Rutland Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Craig Mosher appears in court in Rutland, Vt. Mosher, whose loose bull wandered onto a road and was hit by a car, killing the driver, is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge, prosecutor said, and farmers are worried about the harm a conviction could do to the state’s agriculture economy. (Anthony Edwards/The Rutland Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) — Police say the driver of a van that overturned on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing six people, has been charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Virginia State Police said in a news release on Sunday that driver fatigue is being considered as a factor in the crash, which occurred early Saturday morning in the Bowling Green area, about 20 miles south of Fredericksburg.

Police say Wenceslao Cruz-Marquez of Chicago was driving the van, which had 15 passengers. No one was wearing a seat belt. Police say the group was on the way to New Jersey from North Carolina.

The six people killed included four men, one woman and one child. All were thrown from the van and died at the scene. The survivors were taken to hospitals.

 

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