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Fredericksburg Man Charged in Fatal Stafford Crash

Two large pick-up trucks collide head on; police say speed was a factor in the crash.

Fredericksburg Man Charged in Fatal Stafford Crash

Update - 8:30 p.m. Friday: Police have identified the man killed in a two-vehicle crash in Stafford County as Brandon D. Huffman, 42, of King George, Va. 

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One man is dead following a two-vehicle Stafford crash in Stafford County. Virginia State Police have charged a Fredericksburg man in the crash with involuntary manslaughter. 

At 4:35 p.m. on Thursday, Virginia State Police Trooper A.J. Falkner was called to the scene on Route 17 near Stafford Lakes Parkway.

"A 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck was traveling north on Route 17 when, according
to witnesses, it suddenly sped up and crossed into the southbound lanes," said VSP spokesperson Corinne Geller in a news release. "Heading the wrong way in the southbound lanes, the 1999 F-350 then struck head-on a southbound 2003 Ford F-350 pickup truck."

The driver of the 2003 F-350 was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he died later Thursday night. Virginia State Police are still in the process of
notifying his next of kin.

The driver of the 1999 F-350, Frederick C. Frostick III, 23, of Fredericksburg,
was also transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he was treated and
released. Frostick has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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