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Truck driver in custody on DUI charges after Rockingham County crash

(© annette shaff –

A Maryland tractor-trailer driver is in custody following a two-vehicle crash that sent a Grottoes man to UVA Medical Center.

A 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was traveling east on Route 649 near U.S. 340 in the Elkton area at 6:15 p.m. Monday when it failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a northbound 1996 Ford F-150.

The impact caused the Ford to run off the roadway, collided with a road sign and a fence.

The driver of the Peterbilt, Quentin J. Mancel, 45, of Lanham, Md., was not injured in the crash. Mancel was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of Ford, a 48-year-old male, of Grottoes, suffered serious injuries and was flown to UVA Medical Center for treatment.

The male was wearing a seatbelt.

Mancel was taken into custody and charged with one felony count of driving under the influence/maiming. He was transported to the Rockingham County Jail where he is being held without bond.

The crash remains under investigation.


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