Suspect in Caroline van wreck that killed 6 waives pretrial hearing

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CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. -- The driver in a deadly van crash along I-95 in Caroline County in June waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday.

As a result, a Grand jury will decide if there is enough evidence to indict Wenceslao Cruz-Marquez on six felony counts of Involuntary Manslaughter.

The 50-year-old was behind the wheel of a Dodge van driving from North Carolina to New Jersey on I-95 on on June 18.

State police said Cruz-Marquez somehow lost control of the vehicle around 12:30 a.m. and swerved across two lanes, slamming into a Toyota Camry.

Investigators said the crash's impact caused Cruz-Marquez's van to overturn five to six times.

Six of the 16 people inside of the van, who were not wearing seat belts, did not survive. And one of the victim who died was a child.

The Grand Jury will decide whether to indict Wenceslao Cruz-Marquez on the six felony charges by Nov. 2. After that, the judge will set a trial date.