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Asheboro man charged in triple-fatal crash released on bond

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Chandler Kania

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Twenty-year-old UNC student Chandler Kania has been released from jail after his family posted a $1 million bond.

Kania, of Asheboro, is charged with three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of felony death by a motor vehicle, and one count of felony serious injury by a motor vehicle in the deaths of 46-year-old Darlene McGee of Charlotte, her 49-year-old friend Felecia Harris of Charlotte, and Harris’ 6-year-old granddaughter Jahnice Baird of Brooklyn, New York.

Prosecutors say Kania was drunk when he drove the wrong way down Interstate 85 on July 19 and hit the victims’ car head-on near Hillsborough.

A judge Monday denied a request by attorneys representing Kania that his bond be lowered to $250,000. Kania suffered a broken ankle, a broken foot and a broken arm in the crash.

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