Front Royal man indicted in crash-related death

Trevor Lee

A Front Royal man was indicted Tuesday by a Warren County grand jury on a charge of reckless driving under the influence manslaughter related to a fatal car crash in February.

Trevor Bryant Lee is accused of driving a car with excessive speed and substance impairment on Feb. 29  that led to a crash that killed Brandi Nicole Cook, 24, of Front Royal, according to a news release from the Front Royal Police Department.

Lee is being held at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail without bond.

The release notes that Lee crashed the vehicle at the 800 block of Remount Road and that he and Cook were trapped inside.

Responding officers pronounced Cook dead at the scene. The medical examiners’ report states Cook died of blunt force trauma to the head and chest, according to the release.

A helicopter airlifted Lee from the crash scene to the Winchester Medical Center.

Neither Lee nor Cook were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

According to accident reconstruction and an investigation conducted by the Front Royal Police Department and the Virginia State Police, excessive speed and substance impairment were factors in the crash.

A police spokesperson could not be reached for comment about Lee’s speed or impairment.

Authorities detained Lee following the indictment without incident. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com