19 Year Old Charged With Two Counts Of Reckless Homicide

Posted February 22, 2021 9:24 am | Filed under Crime and Courts, Featured, Local News, News

A three vehicle accident on Celanese Road Friday night resulted in numerous injuries, two fatalities and two charges of reckless homicide against 19 year old Justin Valdez of Rock Hill. A Rock Hill Police report stated that Valdez’s recklessness resulted in a loss of control of the vehicle causing it to travel into the opposing lane of travel where it struck a Chevrolet Equinox. Valdez’s vehicle was then struck by a Nissan Pathfinder. The front passenger in Valdez’s vehicle an 18-year-old female suffered serious injury and remains in critical but stable condition. The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox, a 56-year-old female, was transported to PMC with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased. The front passenger of the Chevrolet Equinox, a 61-year-old male, suffered life-threatening injuries and died on Monday. Three occupants in the Nissan Pathfinder suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Valdez suffered minor injuries in the collision and was transported to Piedmont Medical Center. After being treated, Valdez was arrested and charged with Reckless Homicide.