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Man indicted in deaths of Ga. family

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Posted: Dec 17, 2009 7:16 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: crash, I-10, interstate, Dwayne Leggett, Georgia, Alondra Brionca, Maria Barrillos, Sonia Gomez Brionca, Jacqueline Gomez, Rito Gomez, print journalism

A Baton Rouge man has been indicted on five counts of vehicular homicide in a fiery Interstate 10 crash that killed five members of a Georgia family.

A grand jury indicted Dwayne Leggett and believe he was "under the influence of alcoholic beverages" at the time of the wreck.

State police say Leggett was driving a pickup truck that hit the rear of another pickup that burst into flames upon impact, inflicting third-degree burns on all five members the family inside the cab.

Two-year-old Alondra Brionca died at the scene. Fifty-four-year-old Maria Barrillos, her daughters,
27-year-old Sonia Gomez Brionca and 35-year-old Jacqueline Gomez and son, 22-year-old Rito Gomez, died days later from their injuries.

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