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Ronald Jerome Hayes Jr., wanted in Capitol Heights fatal, turns self in

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(WJLA) - A man wanted in a Capitol Heights crash that left two people dead has turned himself in. 

Photo: Prince George's County Police
Photo: Prince George's County Police

Ronald Jerome Hayes Jr., 18, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, and theft.

Police say Hayes was speeding northbound on Shady Glen Drive near Central Avenue on Saturday night when he slammed into a van at an intersection. Six people were inside the van, including two children.

The driver of the van, Brittney Everett, and a passenger, Brittney Queen, were both pronounced dead on the scene. Four other passengers were transported in critical condition. The children have since been released from the hospital. 

Hayes, who suffered minor injuries, ran off and was found by officers a short time later. His passenger was also transported.

Hayes is believed to have been involved in a shooting in the 7000 block of Walker Mill Road prior to the crash. 

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