NEW: Involuntary Manslaughter Trial Under Way

Posted: April 30, 2014

Daily News-Record

Derek A. Miller, 30, is charged with two felonies, including involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor driving under the influence and misdemeanor driving on a revoked license.

HARRISONBURG — Jury selection in the trial of a Timberville man charged in connection with a fatal car crash last summer got under way in Rockingham County Circuit Court this morning.

Derek A. Miller, 30, is charged with two felonies, including involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor driving under the influence and misdemeanor driving on a revoked license.

Elva Lee Moyers, 76, also of Timberville, was killed when, according to the Virginia State Police, an out-of-control vehicle driven by Miller hit her late-model four-door car as she was driving south on Spar Mine Road, just north of Crossroads Lane, around 3:50 p.m. on July 24.

Miller was driving north in a 2004 Pontiac four-door car when he lost control after passing another vehicle, police say. Miller crossed back into the southbound lane, where his car struck Moyers' vehicle head-on, police say.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Moyers died at the scene.

Miller is being held without bond at Rockingham County Jail.

The Daily News-Record will have a complete report on this story in Thursday's print and online editions.

Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or pdelea@dnronline.com



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