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Two-car crash in Stafford is fatal
UPDATE: The driver of the 2003 F-350 was identified as Brandon D. Huffman, 42, of King George. He was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he later died.
By PORTSIA SMITH
One man is dead and another is charged following a two-vehicle crash in Stafford County.
Virginia State Trooper A.J. Faulkner responded to the scene on U.S. 17 near Stafford Lakes Parkway around 4:35 p.m. Thursday
According to Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck was traveling north on U.S. 17 when, according to witnesses, it suddenly sped up and crossed into the southbound lanes.
The pickup truck, driving the wrong way in the southbound lanes, struck a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup truck head on, Geller said.
The driver of the 2003 F-350 was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he later died, Geller said. State Police were in the process of notifying his next of kin last night.
The driver of the 1999 F-350, Frederick C. Frostick III, 23, of Fredericksburg, was also transported to Mary Washington Hospital. He was treated and released, Geller said.
Frostick is charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Geller said speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.