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Dump Truck Driver Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

Chesterfield Police Say He Was Texting At Time of Crash

March 28, 2019 - 4:39 pm

Midlothian, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -  Chesterfield Police have charged a dump truck driver with involuntary manslaughter for a fatal accident that occured February 13th along Genito Road.  Samuel M. Allebaugh II, 57, of Chesterfield turned himself in today.

Police say Allebaugh's dump truck was traveling on Genito Road when it went partially off the road. He allegedly  overcorrected, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2009 Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda, Karen E. Giles, 56, of the 5600 block of West Creek Road in Amelia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  Allebaugh was not injured.

Police say Allebaugh was texting at the time.  He is being held without bond.