A Kempsville High School sophomore, 16, was tragically killed in a one-car DUI accident just after midnight on Sunday morning, DailyPress.com reports. He was a passenger in a car operated by his classmate, also age 16, that smashed into a tree on Avalon Avenue in Virginia Beach. The passenger died at the scene.

The driver, who was treated for minor injuries, is behind bars in the Juvenile Detention Center, charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter. Additional charges may emerge after the police complete their investigation.

WAVY aired the following report about the incident:

Motorists arrested for driving under the influence in Virginia are subject to severe criminal and administrative penalties and may also be sued by the victim or the victim’s family in civil court for personal injury damages.


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