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Van Driver Involved In Fatal Accident May Serve Only Two Years
Updated April 26, 2016 6:44 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(PRINCETON) - The driver of an overloaded van that overturned on a southwestern Indiana highway, killing two women, may serve as little as two years in prison after pleading guilty to 10 charges.

Under the sentence handed down on Monday, 30-year-old James D. Allen of Washington could possibly go on work release after two years in prison. He also will two years on probation. He pleaded guilty to nine felonies and one misdemeanor. Police say he was driving while under the influence of marijuana

Authorities have said Allen's 16-passenger van was loaded with 24 people when it blew a tire and overturned on Interstate 69 in Gibson County on September 24, 2015. The overcrowded bus with bad tires and wooden benches for seats was traveling from Washington to Evansville transporting mainly passengers of Haitian descent to a factory to work.

Two women, 29-year-old Christela Georges and 60-year-old Gena Moise, died from their injuries.

He also faces at least three civil suits as a result of the crash.



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