(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.