Driver indicted in August crash that killed 5-month-old baby in stroller in Loudoun County

John F Miller IV has been indicted in the August crash that killed a 5-month-old baby. (Loudoun County Police)

The driver charged with crashing into and killing a 5-month-old baby in a stroller at an intersection in Loudoun County was indicted Monday morning, officials say.

John Miller IV, 45, was indicted for involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to a statement from the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

On August 31, the driver was turning onto Riverside Parkway from Coton Manor Drive in Lansdowne. His Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed into Mindy Schulz as she was walking in the crosswalk with her son Tristan, who was in a stroller, killing Tristan and badly injuring Mindy.

As previously reported by ABC7, according to a Loudoun County search warrant, a witness told police he saw the driver holding a phone in his left hand. A second warrant was executed for two cell phones found in the Jeep. That warrant says, “electronic evidence of a deleted voicemail was located on the cell phone associated with the driver's number with a timestamp, which closely coincided with an outgoing 911 call from the same phone.”

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Court documents obtained by ABC7 also say a juvenile witness told police the driver was tailgating a vehicle, and it looked like the driver was speeding up in an effort to drive in front of Mindy Schulz.

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Miller’s lawyer would not make a comment to ABC7 on the indictment

Miller will make his first court appearance in Loudoun County Circuit Court Tuesday, November 15 at 9 a.m.

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