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15-year-old charged in fatal Va. crash

Monday - 9/23/2013, 9:41am  ET

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Route 50 and Route 29 intersection in City of Fairfax where car crash left 14-year-old dead. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

Car was traveling more than 100 mph

WTOP's Kathy Stewart reports.

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UPDATE 9/23/13, 9:35 a.m.:

A police source says the the Honda Accord driven by a 15-year-old from D.C. had been carjacked. The teen was driving more than 100 mph.

UPDATE 9/22/13, 12:55 p.m.:

Virginia State Police have identified the passenger who died in the Honda as 14-year-old Marquette Bell of Washington.

EARLIER:

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State Police say a 15-year-old boy ran a red light and hit a car, fatally injuring his passenger.

It happened about 12:45 a.m. Saturday just outside Fairfax on Route 236. Authorities say a trooper saw a Honda Accord speeding and driving erratically and activated his cruiser's emergency lights to stop the car.

Troopers say the Honda sped away, ran a red light at Routes 29 and 50 in Fairfax and hit a Toyota Camry.

Police say the youth fled on foot but was caught. A passenger in the youth's car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other car, Yassin Fereva of Fairfax, was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

The 15-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.


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