An 18-year-old man is now facing charges of manslaughter in connection with a crash the resulted in the deaths of two West High students and left another woman seriously injured. Abraham Miranda has been charged with two counts of manslaughter, both second-degree felonies, and reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor. He was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Friday, according to Jail records.
Prosecutors claim that back in February Miranda was driving a 2007 Chevroley Impala and was traveling almost 96 mph before he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Honda Pilot. Vidal Pacheco, 17, and Dylan Hernandez, 18, were passengers in the Impala and died in the crash. Amy Wilson, the driver of the Pilot, was also injured in the crash. Being pregnant at the time doctors were forced to perform an emergency C-section to deliver the baby.
Witnesses told police they saw the Impala speeding before the crash. The posted speed limit in the area was 40 mph, according to charging documents.
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