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Fairfax18-year-old charged in vehicle crash that killed Oakton High students

18-year-old charged in vehicle crash that killed Oakton High students

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A grand jury on June 21 indicted a driver involved with a June 7 vehicle collision in Oakton, which killed two pedestrians, with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, Fairfax County police said.

Police expect the suspect, Usman Shahid, 18, of Fairfax will turn himself in to authorities.

According to detectives from the police department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit, the fatal crash occurred as the driver of a 1997 Toyota 4Runner was attempting to make a left turn onto Five Oaks Road from northbound Blake Lane. He was waiting for three pedestrians to cross Five Oaks Road from north to south.

Once the pedestrians cleared the intersection, the driver began to make the left turn. According to police, Shahid was driving a 2018 BMW south on Blake Lane at a high rate of speed and struck the 4Runner in the intersection. The BMW continued traveling south and struck the three pedestrians on the sidewalk, then kept going down Blake Lane and struck a utility pole. The BMW came to rest a short distance down the road.

The crash killed two of the pedestrians and injured the third. Police said under state statute they could not, without parental permission, identify the two deceased juveniles, who were Oakton High School students.

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