Hanover County teen charged with friends’ deaths turns himself in

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Hanover County teen charged with his friends’ deaths after a deadly crash in April has turned himself in on Wednesday. Seth Fleming was released on a $20,000 bond. Fleming is facing two charges of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of Dylan Ballard and Elliott Hinton.

A Hanover County grand jury indicted Fleming on Tuesday. The Hanover County Sheriff’s Department weighed after Fleming turned himself in.

“I am very proud of our investigators who worked tirelessly to bring a successful conclusion to this investigation. We will continue to support the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as this case goes to trial,” said Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff.

Fleming was the driver of the 2001 Dodge pick-up truck that crashed on Cold Harbor Road on April 23, claiming the lives of Dylan Ballard, 17, and Elliott Hinton, 22. A witness told officers they had been drinking and smoking pot before the crash.

Fleming is not being charged with DUI.

Involuntary manslaughter carries a sentence of one to ten years on each count. Fleming is 18-years-old.

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