Crime

Former Vandenberg AFB airman charged with death of couple in fatal crash

Shaquille Lindsey faces 18 years to life in prison

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. - A former United States airman based out of Vandenberg Air Force Base is facing criminal charges involving a deadly crash that occurred in August 2016 near the base.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Shaquille Lindsey, 23, of Covington Georgia, was named in a three-count indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury.

On August 28, 2016, Lindsey allegedly drove his car into oncoming traffic while going more than 15 miles over the posted speed limit on Santa Lucia Canyon Road. His car crashed head-on with the victim's car killing the driver and his wife and injuring the couple's adult son.

The indictment charges Lindsey with two counts of involuntary manslaughter alleging he was driving under the combined influence of both alcohol and marijuana, and while using his cell phone. A third count alleges Lindsey was driving under the influence and causing bodily injury.

If convicted, Lindsey faces a maximum sentence of 18 years in federal prison. He's expected to make his first court appearance in Georgia U.S. District Court in July 2017.

Read the full indictment here.


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