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Juvenile Charged with Reckless Driving and Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in Death of Classmate

May 8, 2012 | No Comments »

A 17-year-old girl from Wirtz, Virginia is facing serious charges in connection with a wreck in late January that killed a fellow Franklin County High School classmate and left two other injured. The driver, whose name has not been officially released, is presumed to be Marina Snyder, who is the subject of a trio of civil suits and whose name was mentioned in earlier state police accident reports.

Based on these same sources, Zach Parsons is presumed to be the young man killed in the crash. Cole Kinsley and Christian LaPrad are likewise presumed to be the two other injured passengers. All three were 17 at the time of the accident.

Parsons family has filed a $2.75 million civil suit alleges neglegence on Snyder’s. A second civil suit, filed be Anthony Kinsley on behalf of his son Cole, asks for $2.75 million. The third suit filed against Snyder was brought by the  one of the other drivers involved in the accident: Jonathan Hall, who is asking for $500,000. It was not immediately clear whether Hall suffered injuries in the wreck.

Although Snyder is a minor, Virginia state law allows prosecutors to request a juvenile court judge move felony criminal proceedings against a teen age 14 or older up to the circuit court for trial as an adult if the juvenile court judge determines probable cause to do so exists and the teen is competent to stand trial.


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