SOUTHGATE, Ky. – A grand jury has indicted the driver of a passenger van that overturned in July 2012, killing a pregnant Southgate woman and her unborn child.
Erik Dixon, 29, of Tollesboro, Ky., is charged with felony manslaughter and felony fetal homicide.
Lori Howe, 25, was killed in the July 12 accident at the junction of I-471 and I-275. She was 26-weeks pregnant and leaves behind a 6-year-old son.
The Ford van carrying six people was traveling northbound on Interstate 471 in Southgate, Ky. when Dixon lost control near I-275. The van crossed over the grass median and struck a southbound Mazda four-door vehicle. The Mazda then hit a four-door Plymouth vehicle. The van continued and struck a guardrail.
Howe was one of four people ejected from the van. She was pronounced dead at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Investigators say none of the four people ejected were wearing seat belts. Dixon and a front seat passenger were wearing seat belts, according to the sheriff's office.
The drivers of the two other vehicles were wearing their seat belts.
A total of eight people were transported to three area hospitals. Five were taken to University Hospital, two to St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas and one to St. Elizabeth Edgewood.
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