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Man Pleads Guilty to Double Fatal Crash

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    Man Pleads Guilty to Double Fatal Crash

    A D.C. man has entered a guilty plea after he crashed into a minivan and killed two people while fleeing police.

    Ronald Hayes was charged with two counts of negligent motor vehicle manslaughter, State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said.

    Hayes was was driving 73 mph in a 25 mph zone when he crashed into the minivan Dec. 8, 2013. Hayes, who was 18 at the time, was driving a stolen car without its headlights on as he was being pursued by police in connection with a shooting that evening.

    He crashed into a minivan carrying six passengers at an intersection in Prince George's County. Two women, 21-year-old Brittney Queen and 23-year-old Brittany Everett, were killed. Four other passengers, including two young children, were also injured.

    Queen's mother told News4 her daughter was 10 weeks pregnant at the time of the crash.

    A female passenger in Hayes' car also was injured.

    Hayes is facing up to eight years in prison, according to state sentencing guidelines, but prosecutors will be seeking a higher sentence.