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A 19-year-old man from Manassas has died as the result of a two-vehicle crash in Fauquier County yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred on Va. 612 (Brent Town Road), about a half mile north of Va. 610 (Aquia Road) in Midland, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Brent Coffey.

Coffey reported that a 2000 Ford F-450 was traveling north on Va. 612 a little after 1 p.m. when the driver ran off of the right side of the roadway, over-corrected, crossed the center line and collided with a southbound 2013 Ford F-150.

The Ford F-450 then ran off of the roadway on the right side, struck an embankment and overturned, Coffey said.

The driver of the Ford F-450, Brayan E. Moreira-Saravia, 19, of Brandywine, Maryland, suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt. 

A passenger in the F-450, Brian Recinos, 19, of Manassas, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene as a result of his injuries, Coffey said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Ford F-150, a 31-year-old man from of Virginia Beach, was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.  

Coffey said that Moreira-Saravia was charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control.  

The crash remains under investigation.

Virginia State Police was assisted by VSP’s Division 2 Accident Reconstruction Team and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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I don't personally know any person who *ever* drives/rides without a seatbelt. Yet in these crashes, it is so typical to hear "not wearing seatbelt, ejected from vehicle, died at the scene".

Kind of makes me wonder if seatbelts ever just come undone.


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