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Driver in fatal crash jailed without bond
BY BILL FREEHLING
THE FREE LANCE-STAR
The 18-year-old Stafford County man who police say was the driver in a weekend wreck that killed two people was being held without bond Sunday at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Alex Christopher Hablas has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count each of reckless driving and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was taken to jail after being treated and released at Mary Washington Hospital.
The wreck occurred about 3 a.m. Saturday on Garrisonville Road near the intersection of Green Acre Drive in North Stafford. An eastbound Ford Taurus ran off the road to the right and struck two trees.
Stafford County residents Stephanie Parnell, 15, and Vincent Anthony Anguiano–Ayala, 23, both died at the scene.
Police believe that speed played a role in the wreck, but that alcohol did not.
Tony Dotson, an 18-year-old Stafford man who was riding in the back of the car, was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and later transferred to the VCU Medical Center, where he was listed Sunday in stable condition.
Also injured in the wreck and taken to Mary Washington for treatment were a 15-year-old Stafford boy whose name was not released because he is a juvenile and 18-year-old Alicia Marie Robillard of Spotsylvania.
A friend of Robillard’s who called The Free Lance–Star on Sunday said she suffered hand and head injuries but was recovering at Mary Washington. The caller said the group was coming from a gathering in the Lake Arrowhead neighborhood at the time of the wreck.
Bill Freehling: 540/374-5405