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Man indicted on homicide, DUI, drag racing in deadly crash

December 21, 2018

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — Court documents say a Tennessee driver in a crash that killed two teenagers and injured another has been indicted on charges including vehicular homicide, DUI and drag racing.

News outlets reported Thursday 20-year-old Michael Fitch was indicted by a Dickson County grand jury this month.

Authorities say the then-19-year-old was driving a car in September with 17-year-old William Howard, 17-year-old Layton Woodard and Woodard’s 15-year-old sister, Chelsie, riding inside.

A county sheriff’s office statement says a deputy saw the car and a motorcycle racing, but the vehicle sped away when he tried to stop it. He later found the car after it struck two trees.

Both 17-year-olds died at the scene. Chelsie suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Fitch’s arraignment is scheduled Jan. 14. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.

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