CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A 17-year-old driver is now facing additional charges as a result of the single-vehicle crash in the 800 block of Courthouse Road in Chesterfield County on June 12.
The teen was charged with vehicular involuntary manslaughter/DUI-related, maiming as a result of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and driving after illegally consuming alcohol.
The teen was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry heading south on Courthouse Road when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the northbound lanes and struck a tree. Passenger Christopher S. Matherly later died from his injuries. A second teen passenger was hospitalized and later released.
The 17-year-old is being held in the Chesterfield County Juvenile Detention Center pending an upcoming hearing in the Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.