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Two charged with DUI, manslaughter in weekend fatal crash in Virginia Beach

Two charged with DUI, manslaughter in weekend fatal crash in Virginia Beach
Posted at 11:11 AM, Apr 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-16 15:18:24-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Two people have been charged after a serious two vehicle crash left one person dead and three people hospitalized early Sunday morning.

Officials say they responded to the accident in the intersection of Newtown Road and Greenwich Road around 2:31 a.m.

Investigators have determined that a 2008 Chevy Malibu was traveling southbound on Newtown Road and tried to make a left turn onto Greenwich Road. That’s when the Malibu was hit on the passenger side by a 2004 Ford Mustang traveling northbound on Newtown Road.

Three people were taken to the hospital, and a female passenger in the Malibu was pronounced dead on scene. She has been identified as 33-year-old Heidi Jo Friedman of Hampton.

The driver of the Malibu, 33-year-old Dennis Brito of Norfolk, has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, DUI and Refusal of Test. He is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

The driver of the Mustang, 32-year-old Charles Chevez Hazer of Chesapeake, has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, DUI and Disorderly Conduct. He is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

Alcohol is considered a factor in this crash. The case remains under investigation.