A Fredericksburg man was indicted Tuesday in a fatal dirt bike wreck Aug. 4 in Stafford County after an investigation suggested alcohol contributed to the wreck, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.
Franklin Delano Hess, 25, of Fredericksburg, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving with a revoked license.
The victim, a 26-year-old man, had stopped his bike on Andrew Chapel Road before attempting to turn onto Inez Way around 8:48 p.m. when a dirt bike driven by Hess failed to brake and crashed into the victim, according to a SCSO statement.
Both men were thrown off their bikes and neither were wearing any protective gear. The victim was transported to Mary Washington Hospital where he died. Hess was treated and released from Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400.