A Cape Coral man accused of causing a deadly crash back in February is now in jail. Months after the crash, Cape Coral police say Jason Jones was responsible.
Two lives were lost on Veterans Memorial Parkway the evening of February 28, 2013. After a lengthy and detailed investigation, the driver of the hummer, Jason Jones, is now behind bars, charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, and possession of controlled substance.
Our cameras were in court,Thursday morning when he appeared before a judge.
"Unbelievable. He hit somebody with a car?" asked one neighbor. Police say Jones was with his 8 year old son at the time when his hummer swerved across several lanes and crashed into a white Toyota minivan.
The impact flipped the minivan and killed Edward Mildner and Joanne Grimes. Police say Jones had pills and numerous illegal steroids in his possession.
His neighbors say he recently moved to the area. "They even put a sign out, kids playing, a sign to watch out for cars, kids are outside," said Neighbor Lissy Rodriguez.
Police arrested him at his home Wednesday. "It makes you think whats around you, you know? This is such a quiet neighborhood, it's so calm and everything, but you never know," Rodriguez said.
In a statement the Cape Coral Police Department says: "The Cape Coral Police Department has concluded its investigation into this horrible tragedy. Culminating with the arrest of Jones, we are hopeful that the families of Edward C. Mildner and Joanne Marie Grimes can get some sense of relief, and that as the case moves through the criminal justice system, some closure on this painful chapter of their lives." - Det. Sergeant Dana S. Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.