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VSP announces charges from fatal Culpeper County crash

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Virginia State Police charged Steven A. Rose, 45, of Amissville, with one felony count of DUI involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of DUI maiming in connection with the fatal crash that occurred in Culpeper County on October 4th.

The five vehicle crash occurred at 9:08 pm at the intersection of Route 211 and 229 when Rose’s Dodge Durango slammed into a group of cars stopped at a redlight.

In the accident, two people suffered life threatening injuries and were flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for treatment, another driver and passenger suffered minor injuries and were transported to Fauquier Health for treatment, and the drivers of two other vehicles were uninjured.

Diane Mederos, 61, of Amissville, died at the scene due to her injuries.

Rose was the only person in the crash that was not wearing a seatbelt.

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