Police: 17 Yr Old Facing Manslaughter-DUI After Fatal Forest Crash In May

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Virginia State Police said a 17-year-old has been charged after a crash that killed 18-year-old Caden Bailey.

Police said the 17-year-old driver has been charged with DUI, manslaughter-DUI, DUI maiming-DUI, reckless driving, driving between midnight and 4 a.m., and driving with 3 or more passengers under the age of 21.

The crash happened on May 6.

Police said the driver was going north on Thomas Jefferson Road when he crossed the center line in a curve, ran off the left side of the highway, and overturned.

The driver was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

All other passengers were also ejected from the vehicle, as none of them were wearing a seatbelt and transported to the hospital -- Caden Bailey died five days later.

More on this story: ABC 13

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