Driver texting during fatal crash charged with involuntary manslaughter

Driver texting during fatal crash charged with involuntary manslaughter
Samuel Allebaugh. (Source: Chesterfield police)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - One person has died in a crash in the 17200 block of Genito Road in Chesterfield after police say another driver was texting and caused the crash.

Samuel Allebaugh II, 57, of Chesterfield, was charged with involuntary manslaughter. An investigation revealed he was texting at the time of the crash.

Chesterfield police said a dump truck was heading west and ran off road. Allebaugh over-corrected and collided with a Honda Accord in the oncoming lane.

The driver of the Honda, Karen E. Giles, 56, of Amelia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Allebaugh was not injured.

Allebaugh is being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

Samuel Allebaugh.
Samuel Allebaugh. (Source: Chesterfield police)

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