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Jason Payne

A pedestrian struck on River Road Sunday afternoon has died of his injuries and the driver has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and his third offense DUI in 10 years.

At 3:24 p.m., Deputy S.C. Jett was flagged down by a motorist at Kings Highway and River Road regarding a pedestrian struck accident, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Deputy Jett saw an unconscious man in the ditch and radioed for rescue to respond.

The investigation revealed Mohamed Hussein, 24, of Stafford was utilizing the cross walk to cross River Road near Pratt Park when he was struck by a Ford truck, the release said. Hussein was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and passed away later that afternoon.

The driver of the Ford was still on scene and identified as Jason Payne, 42, of Stafford, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies detected a strong odor of alcohol on Payne’s breath. Field sobriety tests were administered and Payne was arrested, the release said.

Payne has been charged with DUI involuntary manslaughter, DUI third offense in 10 years, fail to yield to a pedestrian and no seatbelt, the release said. He is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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Change Craford

Where are the "culture of violence" commenters at today? They are quiet when it is one of their own. See, no matter what race you are, because violence is committed by all.

Harry Morant

Violent crimes include rape and sexual assault, robbery, assault and murder. Usually involving a gun or other weapon. This drunk driving crime and the charge of manslaughter doesn’t really fit the “culture of violence” narrative, now does it? But he IS a piece of human filth, none the less! Keep spewing your pseudo outrage and race baiting bleating, being a “victim’ IS a full time job, after all.

Paul Benedict

The guy is an irresponsible jerk who shouldn't have been driving. He should spend much time in prison. You may not have the critical thinking skills to know the difference, but this is different than planning and carrying out a crime of violence.

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