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Man pleads guilty in fatal crash in Lorton

Tuesday - 9/13/2011, 8:00am  ET

LORTON, Va. (AP) - A Woodbridge man has pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a deputy director of a defense intelligence agency in February.

Twenty-eight-year-old Carlos Portillo pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter. A prosecutor in a Fairfax County court says Portillo was driving 99 mph when his Chevrolet hit a BMW being driven by 57-year-old Sharon Parrish of Manassas.

The crash happened on Feb. 9 in the Lorton area.

The Washington Post reports that Parrish had worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Authorities have ruled out alcohol and cellphone use as causes of the crash.

A prosecutor did not say Monday why Portillo was speeding and did not comment on the case.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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