- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A recent high school graduate who was driving a car that crashed into a tree in North Potomac, killing two classmates, has been indicted on vehicular manslaughter charges.

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office said Monday that a 5-count indictment was returned last week against 19-year-old Samuel Ellis of Gaithersburg. In addition to two counts of vehicular manslaughter, Ellis was indicted on two counts of homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Authorities say on June 25, Ellis, 18-year-old Alexander Murk of Potomac, 18-year-old Calvin Jia-Xing Li of Rockville, and a third passenger were in a sedan traveling on Dufief Mill Road. Police said the car left the road and hit a tree.

Murk and Li were killed. Ellis and the third passenger suffered serious injuries.

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