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February 13, 2018

Warrenton man allegedly fled fatal crash scene

Vincente Martir Vides Vasquez, 21, of Warrenton, faces charges of nvoluntary manslaughter, hit and run causing death and driving without a license in the Monday morning crash that killed another Warrenton man in Prince William County.
A Fauquier sheriff’s deputy Monday afternoon found a Warrenton man wanted in connection with a fatal early-morning crash in Prince William County.

Responding to a call from a citizen about a suspicious person walking and jogging on Blantyre Road north of Warrenton, Master Deputy Wesley Frost located the man walking near the intersection with Blackwell Road at approximately 1 p.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

Earlier in the morning, Prince William County Police began searching for the driver of a vehicle who fled the scene of a fatal crash on James Madison Highway (Route 15) south of Haymarket.

The driver, passenger and the deceased all had a Warrenton address, Fauquier sheriff’s Sgt. James Hartman said.

“The individual Master Deputy Frost located matched the description of the driver Prince William Police were searching for,” Sgt. Hartman said.

After asking a series of questions, Deputy Frost detained Vincente Martir Vides Vasquez and notified Prince William police.

“The individual was then taken to the Fauquier County line and turned over to Prince William authorities,” Sgt. Hartman said.

Prince William police charged Mr. Vasquez, 21, of Jackson Street in Warrenton, with involuntary manslaughter, hit and run causing death and driving without a license.

Authorities said speed and alcohol may have contributed to the collision.

The crash killed Jose Nelvin Romero Maldonado, 38, of Warrenton, according to Prince William police. The front seat passenger was identified as a 30-year-old man of Warrenton

At 2:42 a.m. Monday, investigators responded to a single-vehicle crash on James Madison Highway near Thoroughfare Road.

A northbound 2001 Toyota 4-Runner had run off the road and rolled over, police said. Its driver fled before they arrived, according to police.

The crash ejected Mr. Maldonado, who wore no seatbelt, from the back seat passenger, according to authorities. He died at the scene.

A 30-year-old Warrenton man riding in the front passenger seat suffered minor injuries. He wore a seatbelt, police said.

A Prince William County police tracking dog and a Fairfax County Police helicopter joined the search for the driver.
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citizen observer · February 15, 2018 at 10:52 am
Hmmm, 21 years old with no drivers license. Perhaps one thing left out is he is now up for deportation.
Woodchuck · February 15, 2018 at 3:55 am
A Warrenton man?
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