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Hearing scheduled for man charged in Horry County crash that killed two NC girls

Neil Dejean (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Neil Dejean (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A hearing will be held Tuesday for the case of a Louisiana man charged in connection with a 2015 vehicle crash that killed two young North Carolina girls. 

The crash happened on July 21, 2015 on U.S. 17 Business near the Pirateland Campground in Horry County, according to the arrest warrant.

Neil Dejean, who was reportedly driving a Mercedes, allegedly struck a Dodge minivan that was turning left into private property.

Two passengers in the van, 11-year-old Dakota Shepherd from Timberlake, N.C., and her cousin, 9-year-old Skyler Emore, were both pronounced dead at the scene from internal injuries.

The arrest warrant alleged that Dejean was driving at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner when the collision occurred.

Three open LandShark beer bottles were reportedly found in the floorboard of the Mercedes in plain view, according to the warrant.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. 

According to a trial roster from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Dejean was originally set to be tried the week of June 19, 2017. He faces two counts of reckless homicide. Court officials have not indicated when Dejean's trial will take place now.

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