Ronald Hayes, 18, Arrested in Connection With Double Fatal Crash

A D.C. teenager accused of evading officers and causing a double fatal crash in Capitol Heights has been arrested, police announced Wednesday afternoon.

Ronald Jerome Hayes Jr., 18, faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, theft and traffic charges.

Saturday evening, emergency crews responded to a hit and run at the intersection of Hill Road and Central Avenue  just before 11 p.m. A van carrying six individuals had been struck -- two women, 21-year-old Brittney Queen and 23-year-old Brittany Everett were killed. Four other passengers, including two young children, are expected to be okay.

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

"The only thing I have is the picture of a sonogram," Francine Queen said. "And I feel as though he took not only one away from me. He took two."

According to a preliminary investigation, police were pursuing Hayes following reports of a shooting in the 7000 block of Walker Mill Road earlier in the evening,

Police say as Hayes fled the scene, officers lost track of him. Hayes, traveling at a high rate of speed, turned off his headlights and crashed into the van at Hill Road and Central Avenue. The car he was driving was stolen, and his passenger remains hospitalized with injuries sustained from the crash.

Details of his arrest have not been released at this time.

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