Driver Who Killed Corvette Salesman in Crash Is Now Running from the Law

A man who reportedly crashed a used Chevrolet Corvette in Ontario, California, on February 23, killing his passenger, is now a fugitive after he failed to turn up to court on the day he was charged with vehicular manslaughter.
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Despite having posted a $100,000 bail, 28-year-old Alex Demetro is currently on the wanted list and was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of a drug causing injury, and driving with a revoked or a suspended license.

His passenger and victim was a 43-year-old CarMax salesman named Warren Smale, who was transported to the hospital immediately after the crash but was sadly pronounced dead.

Apparently, Demetro was driving the Vette at a high rate of speed before he lost control of the car and hit a pole and a tree on the passenger side, killing his passenger. Witnesses told KLTA that he was going at least 70 mph, and the state of the Corvette in the aftermath seems to support that theory.

Police investigators believe that he was under the influence of drugs when he crashed the vehicle, so that was another contributing factor to the accident, apart from the high speed at which he was going in a residential area just a couple of blocks from the CarMax lot in Ontario, where the test drive had begun just minutes earlier.

Having been released from jail on bail the second day after the crash, Demetro fled and the authorities have issued an arrest warrant under his name.

According to a criminal complaint against him, the man had three previous convictions for driving with a suspended license. County inmate records mention that Alex Demetro is 6 ft 2 in tall, weighs 160 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. If anyone has any information about him, they should either contact Ontario Police Office Brian Olivo at 909-395-4646, or if they prefer to remain anonymous, they can call 800-78-27463.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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