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Harry Easter on trial for Oxon Hill triple fatal crash

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Jury selection was halted Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing three people in a vehicle crash in Oxon Hill two years ago.

On trial is Harry Easter, who is accused of driving while intoxicated.

Killed in the crash were Eugene Johnson, 53, his wife, Cordelia Roberts, and her sister Gwendolyn Demby, 52. The crash occurred in June 2011 when a car they were traveling in was rear ended by an alleged drunk driver on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill.

Johnson, who was driving, worked for the government but had a true passion for magic and hypnotism. His moto in life was “be the best” – a phrase that meant so much to him that he had it on a vanity

His wife, Roberts, worked for the Fairfax County. Demby worked as a web publisher and graphic designer. Her husband, Tim Demby, was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash and sustained serious injuries. He was recently released from the hospital.

Easter reportedly stayed at the scene of the crash, as his vehicle was disabled. He was not hurt in the crash.

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