FCSO charge a New York man after fatal crash

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports that charges have been filed against a New York man involved in a fatal crash July 20.

While on his way to work a Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy witnessed a silver Toyota Corolla traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed down Berryville Pike.

The Corolla ran a stop light at Woods Mill and T-Boned another vehicle attempting to cross from eastbound Route 7.

The vehicle struck was a Honda Accord driven by Joseph Shane Stephens of Taylor Court which is less than a mile from the crash site.

The 24-year old Stephen’s Honda suffered major damage on the passenger side from the high impact collision.

When first responders arrived, they found Stephens unresponsive and transported him to Winchester Medical Center (WMC) where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Corolla Frances Rotondo of Brooklyn New York appeared confused both on where he was and having just been in a crash.

Rotondo was escorted by Law Enforcement to WMC for observation and medical evaluation.

FCSO investigators found further evidence that warranted a warrant to be issued for Rotondo’s being held without bond pending his medical release.

Rotondo appeared before a magistrate via video and will make another appearance before a judge upon his hospital release.

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