Driver That Caused Car Crash Used Heroin Before Accident

The driver of a car that crashed last November in Connecticut admitted to using heroin before the accident. Furthermore, the driver was going so fast at the time of the car crash that his vehicle lifted and moved a 6,700-pound rock and also cut part of a tree before it left the road. Wednesday in court, 21-year-old, Dennis Ellis was charged with manslaughter, driving to endanger and aggravated assault.

Likewise, Ellis was arrested Tuesday in connection with charges related to the single vehicle crash. Sadly, although Ellis’ vehicle was the only one involved, one of his passengers was killed and the other severely injured in the car accident. 26-year-old, Alex Cruz was a passenger in the car and died the night of the crash from his injuries. In addition, 20-year-old, Bradley Plevyak was another passenger in Ellis’ vehicle and suffered serious bodily injuries, which is included in the assault charge.

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