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Driver in fatal Logmill Road crash charged

The driver involved in a Prince William County car accident that killed two teens has been charged with reckless driving, police said Friday.

Gainesville resident Christopher Eduard Suarez, 18, of the 6700 block of Calthorpe Place, was charged on Thursday and is being held without bond. His court date is set for Sept. 14.

Suarez was driving four other teenagers down Logmill Road on April 20 when he hit a deer, lost control of the 2005 Dodge Magnum and struck a tree, Prince William police said.

Battlefield High School students Kendra Kaeleen Tucker and Savanna Kidane Mouratidis, both 15, were killed in the crash. A 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, both from Gainesville, survived.

Police said speed was a factor in the accident and that the teenagers were not wearing seatbelts. Last year, three other Battlefield students were killed in two separate car accidents along Logmill Road.

On Wednesday, Prince William police will host a safe driving program at Battlefield, located at 15000 Graduation Drive in Haymarket. Prince William police officials said they will discuss common teen driving risks, teen-related licensing laws and the roles parents play when their children get behind the wheel. The program begins at 7 p.m.


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