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Reckless Driving Charges for Teen Involved in Fatal Prince William County Crash

| Sep 16, 2018 | Criminal Defense |

A fatal crash in Prince William County that happened towards the end of July has resulted in charges being handed to the driver of a car that the investigating authorities believe to be the vehicle responsible for the death. Official reports from Prince William County Police described the initial incident a little over a month ago, when it happened. In the early reports, we learned that it was on the 24th of July when a 2018 Subaru Forester and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu collided with one another at the intersection between Estate Manor Drive and Rollins Ford Road in the Prince William County town of Bristow. 

It appears that the Subaru, being driven by a 17-year-old, reached the stop sign controlling the intersection and, according to the report, stopped their car. It is not clear exactly what happened next, but ultimately it resulted in the teenager’s car colliding with the Chevrolet. A third car – a 2001 GMC Yukon – was also struck by one of the other two. The driver of this car, a person who was not named or described in any way, suffered from some minor injuries as a result of the crash. It is not known whether or not they were hospitalized. It is also not known if the driver of the Subaru suffered from any injuries in the incident or if they were hospitalized.

The driver of the Chevrolet, on the other hand, a 67-year-old from Centerville, suffered from either severe injuries in the incident or experienced some sort of medical emergency as a result of the crash. They were rushed to a hospital near to the area, but there was nothing that the medical teams at the emergency treatment center could do for her. She was declared dead at the hospital.

Now, almost a month-and-a-half later, the police working with Prince William County have reported that the 17-year-old driver of the Subaru has received charges in relation to the crash. The charge, according to the official report, is for reckless driving. It is not clear if this person faces any additional charges or what exactly the ramifications of a reckless driving charge are, but any updates to this story will likely emerge through the area press as the story develops.