Charges upgraded against man accused of causing deadly crash


(WJBF) – Charges have been upgraded against the man accused of causing the deadly crash that killed Staff Sgt. Alexander Earles.

Juan Jesus Castillo-Reyes is now facing 1st degree vehicular homicide, upgraded from 2nd degree.

He’s also facing reckless driving charges.

Investigators say he rear-ended Earles while driving, causing a 4-car-pile-up.

Staff Sgt. Earles was stationed at Fort Gordon. The 23-year-old Airman was an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations Training Manager. He served in the Air Force since August 9, 2011.

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