A 19-year-old Falls Church resident was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter last night as a result of an auto crash in Annandale Nov. 9 that left four persons dead and three injured.
Jonathan P. Reinemer surrendered to Fairfax County Police about 8 p.m. and Timothy Bender, the officer heading the accident investigation, served him with a warrant charging him in the death of Wallace Simpson Jr.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Steven Merril said he expects no other persons to be charged as a result of the wreck.
The other persons killed in the crash were Deborah Rodgers of Vienna and Alana Klingebiel of Falls Church, who along with Simpson were passengers in the car driven by Reinemer. The fourth person killed was Lawerence O'Brien of Vienna, the driver of the second car involved in the crash.
A bizarre sidelight to the accident was a mixup in the identities of two victims in the accident. Cathy Storey of Fairfax, a passenger in O'Brien's car, was identified as having died on an emergency room operating table in Fairfax Hospital the day of the accident, but regained conciousness in the hospital's intensive care unit two days later.
It was Alana Klingebiel, orginally identified as the woman in intensive care, who had died on the operating table. Rescue workers said facial injuries hampered identification and both families involved had identified the woman incorrectly.
The accident occurred about 2 a.m. Nov. 9, when Reinemer attempted to pass a car on the inside lane while heading north on Annandale Road near Gallows Road.
According to several witnesses at the time, Reinemer appeared to lose control of his car, crossed two lanes of traffic, then slammed into the southbound car that was being driven by O'Brien. The collision sent both vehicles off the road and down a 12-foot embankment. The cars rolled over several times.