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Christopher Suarez to face manslaughter charges for Haymarket crash

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An 18-year-old man will face manslaughter charges in connection with an April vehicle crash in Haymarket, Va., that left two teens dead.

The scene of the April 20 crash.

Christopher Suarez was initially charged with misdemeanor reckless driving for an April 20 crash that killed Kendra Tucker and Savanna Kidane Mouratidis, both 15.

Two other teens, also passengers, were injured in the crash. Suarez was also injured in the crash.

Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert said the case is still being investigated but prosecutors will now pursue felony charges because plea negotiations broke down.

Suarez and the other teens from Battlefield High School were on spring break and traveling on the dark, windy road at midnight.

The 2005 Dodge Magnum they were in struck a deer, spun out and careened into a tree. Shortly after the crash, police called speed a factor and said none of the five were wearing seatbelts.

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