New charges filed against UNC student from Asheboro involved in triple-fatal crash

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Chandler Kania

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A new charge has been filed against the 20-year-old UNC student accused of causing a fatal Orange County crash that claimed the lives of three people in July.

Chandler Kania, of Asheboro, has been charged in Orange County with obtaining alcohol with a false driver’s license. Kania has already been charged with three second-degree murder charges, three counts of felony death by a motor vehicle and one count of felony serious injury by a motor vehicle.

Kania was released from jail after his family posted a $1 million bond.

Investigators say Kania purchased and consumed alcohol before driving the wrong way down Interstate 85. In court in July, prosecutors said Kania gave troopers someone else’s ID when he was pulled over that showed he was 21 years old.

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