Grand jury hands up charges in fatal food truck crash
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a food truck operator on charges including involuntary manslaughter following a crash that killed a northern Virginia mother.
Tony Dane was driving the Dane’s Great American Hamburger truck Sept. 8 when it crashed into an Audi carrying a family of five near Leesburg. The Audi driver, 39-year-old Erin Kaplan of Ashburn, was killed. Kaplan’s mother and three children were injured.
Dane is also a conservative political operative who was charged last year in Nevada with trying to extort a state lawmaker into changing his vote for Assembly speaker.
In Loudoun County, he’s charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving without a license and reckless driving for operating the food truck, actually a converted a school bus, without proper brakes.
Phone messages for Dane were not returned Monday.