21-Year-Old Driver Charged With Manslaughter in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed 2 Brothers in Chatsworth

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A driver was charged Friday in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth that killed two brothers, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

A red pick up truck remains on its side at the scene of a double fatal hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth on Oct. 7, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

A red pick up truck remains on its side at the scene of a double fatal hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth on Oct. 7, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

Dylan Shane Rutherford, 21, of Simi Valley faces two felony counts each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run driving resulting in death, the DA’s office reported. Brothers Hector, 44, and Ernesto Castro, 42, both died in the crash, prosecutors said.

On Oct. 7 around 10:40 p.m., prosecutors said Rutherford was driving a pickup truck while under the influence and ran a red light near the intersection of De Soto Avenue and Chatsworth Street. According to prosecutors, Rutherford’s truck slammed into a second truck, causing it to overturn and catch fire.

If convicted as charged, Rutherford faces a possible maximum sentence of 19 years in state prison.