Teen Facing 23 Years For Drunk Driving Accident Where His Friends Died

Nov. 12, 2015

Interesting local story, after a party the young man got into his car with his three friends, all knowing he was drunk, then got in an accident driving 100mph where two of them died. The families and state are acting like he's a murderer, but ignore the fact his friends chose to get in the car with him knowing he was drunk. - Chris POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former quarterback at Wootton High School is being charged in the fatal North Potomac crash that left two recent Wootton High School graduates dead in June.

Samuel Ellis, 19, is being charged with five counts in the death of the students, officials said. He faces 23 years in prison should he be convicted.

Ellis is being charged with two counts of manslaughter by motor vehicle and two counts of homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol for the crash that killed Alex Murk and Calvin Li. Ellis is also facing one count for causing a life-threatening injury while under the influence of alcohol. That charge is for injuries to Cameron Siasi, the front seat passenger, who survived.

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