Driver charged in fatal DUI crash assaulted in jail

Bonifilio Velazquez
Bonifilio Velazquez

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office says the man charged in a recent fatal vehicle crash was assaulted while in prison on Monday.

Bonifilio Velazquez, 36, is being held without bond in the Accomack County Jail, charged with DUI and three counts of involuntary manslaughter. The charges stem from a head-on collision in the town of Keller on the Eastern Shore Saturday night that killed three people and sent three others to the hospital.

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, Velazquez was assaulted by his cell mates at the Jail. He is currently being treated at a medical facility and is listed in stable condition.

Godwin said the investigation into the assault is continuing.

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