March 28, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – The driver of a dump truck involved in a fatal crash that occurred in the 17200 block of Genito Road on Feb. 13, 2019, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the incident.
Police said a 1999 Ford F-Series dump truck was traveling on Genito Road when it went partially off the road. The driver overcorrected, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2009 Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda, Karen E. Giles, 56, of the 5600 block of West Creek Road in Amelia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the dump truck, identified as Samuel M. Allebaugh II, 57, was not injured.
On March 28, 2019, police obtained a warrant for Allebaugh, of the 3200 block of Tanners Way in Chesterfield, for involuntary manslaughter in relation to the crash. The investigation indicates Allebaugh was texting at the time of the crash.
Allebaugh turned himself in and was served with the warrant on March 28. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
Photo: Samuel M. Allebaugh II