Court date set for Hanover teen charged with friends’ death in crash

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The court date has been set for a Hanover County teen charged with his friends’ deaths after a crash.

Seth Fleming is facing two charges of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of Dylan Ballard and Elliott Hinton.

He is scheduled to appear in court April 24 next year.

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 marijuana 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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