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Police said Alex Powers, 19, was driving north at 2 p.m. on Towne Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at a traffic signal at Pendleton Circle and caused the accident. Middletown Police
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Bond set at $220,000 for teen charged in deadly Middletown crash

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A judge set bond Monday for the teen accused of causing a crash that killed two people in Middletown Friday.

Bond was set at $220,000 for 19-year-old Alex Powers, who is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide  after they say he caused a deadly crash near the Towne Mall.

Police said Powers was driving north at 2 p.m. Friday on Towne Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at a traffic signal at Pendleton Circle and caused the accident.

Powers, of Camden, Ohio, slammed his 1997 Honda Accord into a 2002 Grand Am, killing the man who was driving. The man's passenger, a woman, was flown to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight where she later died of her injuries.

Both victims were from Camden. Their names have not been released.

Powers was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, which are both felonies. He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Police said Powers also caused another crash an hour earlier at the intersection of Breiel Boulevard and Lefferson Road.

Officers said Powers only caused property damage, but he fled the scene.

For this incident, he was charged with fleeing the scene of an accident and failure to control.

A juvenile female passenger in Powers' vehicle received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the Atrium Medical Center.

Powers was assigned a public defender Monday. Another court hearing is set for July 8 at 9 a.m.

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