16-year-old Christiansburg boy charged for driving a vehicle that killed a 16-year-old Christiansburg girl

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MONTGOMERY Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- A 16-year-old Christiansburg boy has been charged for driving a vehicle in a crash that took the life of a 16-year-old Christiansburg girl, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

The incident occurred on July 22, involving two students from Christiansburg High School. WDBJ 7 previously identified the boy as Alex Leonard and the girl as Ashlyn Poole.

Leonard has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving and operating a vehicle without a license, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office also said evidence showed the vehicle was going more than double the speed limit at the time of the crash.

A vigil for both students was held at Christiansburg High School shortly after the crash in July. The school also dedicated its first home football game to Poole, who ran track and played volleyball for the school.

The case is currently pending for trial.