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Arrest Made in Fatal Accident
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
March 4, 2021

On March 1, Cian O’Driscoll, 24, of Stafford, was indicted on charges related to the fatal accident which occurred on February 8. Cian O’Driscoll was indicted for involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving by speed. He was arrested for these charges on March 2 and released on an unsecured bond. Cian O’Driscoll is the brother of the 26-year-old victim, Sean O’Driscoll.

Speed was determined to be a primary factor in the crash. Alcohol and drugs were not found to be involved. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or may have further information is asked to contact Senior Deputy R.A. Weatherholtz at (540) 658-4400.

Previously Released:
On February 8 at 5:59 p.m., the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 800 block of Mountain View Road. Responding deputies discovered the vehicle had traveled off of the roadway and struck a tree before colliding with a fence. The passenger, Sean O’Driscoll, 26, of Stafford, was extracted from the vehicle and Fire and Rescue personnel began life-saving measures. He was transported to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash.

The investigation is assigned to the Traffic Safety Unit. The initial investigation indicates speed was a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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