18-year-old driver indicted in crash that killed 2 Oakton High School students: officials

An 18-year-old driver has been indicted in the crash that killed two Oakton High School students earlier this month in Fairfax County.

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Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano announced manslaughter charges against Usman Shahid.

Authorities say Shahid struck a group of students at Blake Lane and Five Oaks Road near Oakton High School on June 7 just after morning dismissal. Police say Shahid was speeding when he struck another car at the intersection before striking the pedestrians who were on the sidewalk.

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Police say two of the students died from their injuries and several others were injured.


Shahid faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Each count is a felony carrying up to ten years in prison.

"This is a tragic incident that could have been avoided, and our hearts break for the families of these two young girls," Descano said in a statement. "There are no winners in this situation. I am committed to working toward accountability in a manner that promotes healing for the families involved and our wider community."