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Passenger dies at hospital after truck crashes into Virginia Beach home; 18-year-old driver charged

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Posted at 7:25 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 11:20:25-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - In July 2019, a single-vehicle crash left a teenage passenger dead after a truck crashed into a home.

Around 6:12 p.m., officials were made aware of the crash that happened in the 200 block of S. Parliament Drive.

When they arrived on scene, officers found an overturned truck. All passengers were taken to the hospital with very serious injuries.

Police reports revealed that all three people in the truck were not wearing their seat-belts at the time of the crash. Reports furthered that they were thrown from the vehicle as it overturned, and the truck came to rest after hitting the home.

A teenage passenger later died from her injuries at a local hospital.

The driver of the truck, 18-year-old Austin John Foley of Virginia Beach, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving without a license, and reckless driving.

In September 2020, officials stated that Foley was found guilty of driving without a license, reckless driving by speed and no seatbelt.

Foley is appealing the charges to go with the felony Involuntary Manslaughter charge in Circuit Court, which means he will eventually have a trial in court on all the charges together.

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