NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News police aide is now facing a manslaughter charge after a fatal crash that killed a 23-year-old Newport News man back in November.
Kirk Jones, 60, of Suffolk, was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor reckless driving in connection to the Nov. 27, 2017, crash near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Ivy Farms Road.
Officers arrived at the scene and found a two-vehicle head-on crash. Police say a 2015 Hyundai driven by Jones crossed the median and hit a 2011 Volkswagen sedan driven by Jonquay Kyron Byrd.
Byrd was taken to the hospital, but later died from his injuries two days later.
Jones’ indictments come after any earlier reckless driving charge was nolle prossed.
Police say Jones has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the case’s outcome.