Man pleads guilty of DUI, manslaughter in 2015 fatal Virginia Beach crash

Posted at 3:56 PM, Oct 25, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Charles Hazer pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence after a serious two vehicle crash left one person dead and three people hospitalized.

The crash happened at the intersection of Newtown Road and Greenwich Road around 2:31 a.m. in April 2015.

Investigators said 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 was identified as 33-year-old Heidi Jo Friedman of Hampton.

Police say Hazer was driving the 2004 Ford Mustang.

The driver of the Malibu, 33-year-old Dennis Brito of Norfolk, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, DUI and Refusal of Test. His trial began Tuesday morning but will carry on into Wednesday.