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Former UNC student convicted in charges from fatal wreck

Posted 5:26 p.m. Monday

— A former UNC-Chapel Hill student charged in a wrong-way collision that killed two adults and a 6-year-old girl has been found guilty of three counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Local media outlets report that 21-year-old Chandler Michael Kania of Asheboro was also found guilty by an Orange County jury on Monday of reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor.

Two weeks ago, Kania pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including felony serious injury by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

The N.C. Highway Patrol says Kania was driving north in the southbound lanes near the split of Interstate 85 and Interstate 40 in Orange County on July 19, 2015, when his Jeep Wrangler collided with a Suzuki. In addition to the three people killed, a 9-year-old was seriously injured.


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