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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Father Charged in Wreck that Killed His Two Children

Father had suspended license when accident happened

A Mount Airy father has been charged with two counts of second degree murder in connection with a wreck that killed his two sons after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked earlier this year.

The accident happened May 15 on McBride Road in Mount Airy. Gregory Bledsoe was driving the Buick Century when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree at 45 mph.

Shane Bledsoe, 9, and Braylon Bledsoe, 12, both died in the accident.

According to records, Beldsoe was driving with a permanently suspended license.


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