A James River High School student has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing a crash that killed a Chesterfield teen.
The teenager killed in that crash was also a student at James River High School.
His friends who survived took off. Now the driver, Erick Munoz, is facing prison time.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Erick Munoz has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He could be facing up to 20 years in prison.
Back in November Munoz was driving a stolen car on West Providence Road in Chesterfield when he lost control. It flipped several times. It's hard to believe anyone survived the crash at all.
There were four people in the car. Nobody was wearing a seatbelt and they were thrown from the vehicle.
17-year-old Luis Mendez was killed, but the other three survived and took off. Police later found all three young men.
The Times-Dispatch reports Munoz admitted they had been drinking before he got behind the wheel. Alcohol was also found at the crash site.
The paper also says Munoz, who used an interpreter, said he ran from the crash because he was afraid and had been in trouble with police before.
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