Boy injured in accident dies

June 20, 2007

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a two-car crash at the intersection of Augustine Avenue and the Charles Town Bypass has died, a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Jonathan Velasco, of Ashburn, Va., died Monday about 10 p.m. at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Deputy Pat Smith said.

The father of the boy, Jose Dario Aviles of Ashburn, was waiting to make a left turn onto the bypass about 3:30 p.m. when he pulled in front of a Toyota Camry, Smith said.

The Camry struck Aviles' sport utility vehicle, and Velasco was trapped in the wreckage, Smith said.

Velasco was freed and flown to Children's National Medical Center, Smith said.

Another child belonging to Aviles, an 11-year-old girl, was thrown from the vehicle and was flown to Children's National Medical Center, Smith said. The girl is expected to survive her injuries, police said.


Aviles and the children's mother, Sonia Rodas of Ashburn, were not seriously injured, Smith said.

The driver of the Toyota Camry was identified as Paul Stephan, who was on military leave, Smith said. Stephan's address was not available.

Stephan and his wife were not injured, Smith said. Two other people in the car, who were from Aiken, S.C., were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., for nonlife-threatening injuries, Smith said.

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