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16-year-old charged with homicide in fatal wrong-way Stafford wreck

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-16 21:47:14-04
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Virginia State Police

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – A 16-year-old driver has been charged in connection with a deadly wrong-way crash in Stafford County that happened while the teen was being pursued by King George County deputies Saturday morning.

Corinne Geller, Public Relations Director for Virginia State Police, said the 16-year-old was driving a Ford pickup headed west in the eastbound lanes of Route 3 at a high rate of speed, when the truck hit a motorcycle head-on at 9 a.m.

After striking the motorcycle, the pickup then side-swiped a Chevrolet pickup also headed east on Route 3.

Neither the 16-year-old male driver of the Ford pickup nor the adult driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was injured in the crash, which happened about 1.5 miles west of the King George County line.

The motorcyclist, 30-year-old Joshua Mugabi Dombo of Fredericksburg, was transported to Mary Washington Hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody by the King George County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

The teen was charged with homicide and one felony count of eluding police.

Authorities said the Virginia State Police Culpeper Division Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

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