Mom indicted in sonís fatal accident
September 19, 2012, 1:00 am by James Walker
A 60-year-old Burnet woman has been indicted on criminally negligent homicide charges nearly a year after her adult son apparently suffered a seizure that resulted in a head-on auto crash that killed him and a 20-year-old man.
Peggy Dyess was indicted by a Burnet County grand jury for allegedly allowing her 30-year-old son, Jason Gillespie, to drive her car even though he was under a doctorís orders not to drive because he suffered from an unspecified medical condition.
Gillespie was driving a 2010 Jeep Patriot north on US 281 at about 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2011 when the vehicle drifted into the southbound lane and struck the four-door sedan being driven by Joseph Venne, of Bertram, head-on.
Gillespie and Venne died at the scene, about 200 yards south of the Delaware Springs subdivision entrance off US 281.
For more on the story, see Wednesday's Bulletin.
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