Monday, May 9, 2016

Charges filed relating to March 18 Fatal Crash in Washington - May 6, 2016

Knox County’s Sheriff and District Attorney’s Offices were notified on the afternoon of May 6th that Randall Weddle, 53, of a last known address of Greenville, Tennessee was taken into custody today by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia. Mr. Weddle was arrested on charges out of this office as a result of the investigation into the double fatal crash involving 4 vehicles and a tractor-trailer truck loaded with lumber on Rt. 17 in Washington on March 18th of this year. A combined investigation with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Crash Reconstruction divisions provided enough information to the District Attorney’s Office to draft warrants for Weddle’s arrest. Weddle has been charged with two counts of Manslaughter, Class A Felony, and two counts of Aggravated OUI, Class B Felony. Due to the serious of the crimes it was determined pertinent to arrest Weddle immediately and it is likely more charges will come as further reviews are made into the evidence gathered. 

Weddle remains in custody with no bail in Virginia awaiting the extradition process to get him back to Knox County to face those charges.

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