Driver in crash that killed PGHS student charged with manslaughter

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: March 14, 2019 | 10:43 a.m.

PRINCE GEORGE – The driver of a truck that drifted off the road before overcorrecting into the opposing lane and colliding with a sedan, killing a Prince George High School student and seriously injuring others has been charged with manslaughter.

According to Prince George Police Thursday morning, 55-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Rose of Dinwiddie has been charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence (with BAC level more than 0.20) in connection with a deadly crash along James River Drive over the weekend.

That crash occurred in the 15000 block of James River Drive just after 7 p.m. Saturday evening where, through law enforcement’s preliminary investigation, it was revealed that a 2003 GMC pickup truck driven by Rose was traveling westbound along James River Drive and ran off the road to the right.

Rose overcorrected to the left and entered the eastbound lane into the path of an oncoming 2003 Acura sedan, with the two vehicles colliding.

The driver of the Acura, identified as Trevor Aldridge, a student at Prince George High School, died at the scene. Two other passengers inside the sedan and Rose were all transported to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with serious injuries.

Rose has been placed under arrest and is being housed at Riverside Regional Jail without bond.

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