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Man charged in fatal Charles Town crash

October 22, 2007|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - A 33-year-old man was charged with DUI causing death after the Nissan Sentra he was driving east on W.Va. 51 west of Charles Town Saturday night crossed the center line and collided with a Jeep, killing his uncle, police said.

The victim was a passenger in the car.

Rene Romeo Guevara-Ramos was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Sunday afternoon without bond, said a jail spokesman.

Guevara-Ramos' uncle, Raul Ramos, 40, of 7209 Sunrise Drive, Lanham, Md., was pronounced dead at Jefferson Memorial Hospital following the 10:37 p.m. crash, said Cpl. Vincent Tiong of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Ramos was a front passenger in the Nissan when the car struck the Jeep about a tenth of a mile west of Ambler Road near the Tuscawilla Hills subdivision, Tiong said.

Guevara-Ramos had just crested a hill and was headed down the other side when he drove left of center and struck the Jeep being driven by Kimberly Davis, 43, of 36 Paulas Circle, Kearneysville, W.Va., Tiong said.

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Davis sustained minor injuries and her 9-year-old son, who was riding in a back seat of the Jeep, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., as a precaution, Tiong said.

Guevara-Ramos was not hurt, Tiong said.

It was difficult to work around the scene because it occurred near the top of a hill, and traffic was backed up for about an hour and a half, Tiong said.

Besides facing a DUI causing death charge, Guevara-Ramos, of no fixed address, also is not a legal resident, Tiong said.

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