Driver in Hanover crash that killed 2 expected to plead guilty

Driver in Hanover crash that killed 2 expected to plead guilty

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Seth Fleming, the driver of the pick-up truck that crashed on Cold Harbor Road in Hanover that claimed two lives, is expected to plead guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, according to the Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney Trip Chalkley.

Dylan Ballard and Elliott Hinton died in the crash on April 23, 2016.

According to court documents, Fleming was driving when his Dodge Ram pick-up slammed into a tree on Cold Harbor Road. He along with three other passengers were seriously injured. Ballard was a senior at Lee Davis High School and Hinton was just days shy of his 23rd birthday.

In the aftermath of the crash, investigators say they were looking at whether or not alcohol was a factor.

According to court documents, one of the passengers told deputies at the crash scene that everyone in the car had been drinking and smoking marijuana at a pond earlier in the day.

Court documents say officers found beer cans at the scene and that they could smell a strong odor of alcohol on Fleming, who was still behind the wheel.


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