FORSYTH COUNTY, NC (The Winston-Salem Journal) – A Winston-Salem man was arrested Monday for his role in a traffic fatality over the weekend, authorities said.
Ivan Jonathan Prudente-Anorve, 23, of Harrington Circle was charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and driving with a revoked license, court records show.
Prudente-Anorve is accused in the death of Cameron Mark Francis, 21, of Woodlore Trail in Winston-Salem, according to an arrest warrant.
Prudente-Anorve was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer that didn’t stop for a red-flashing traffic signal at Waughtown and Vargrave streets at about 2:36 a.m. Saturday, Winston-Salem police said. Prudente-Anorve’s vehicle entered the intersection and collided with a Toyota Corolla driven by Francis.
Francis later died from his injuries at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, police said. Prudente-Anorve also was treated at the hospital.
Three passengers in Francis’ car were injured.
Marquice Gaines, 22, of Winston-Salem was being treated Monday at the hospital, a court record shows. Regan Thomas Starkie, 22, and Jude Zappa Donadio, 22, both of Winston-Salem, were treated and released from the hospital.
James Quander and Stacy Rubain, Prudente-Anorve’s attorneys, issued a statement Monday night on their client’s behalf.
“Ivan expresses his most sincere condolence to the family of Cameron Francis,” the statement said. “The only concern and focus should be on the Francis family as they grieve the tragic loss of their loved one at this time.”
In their statement, Quander and Rubain said they are confident that District Attorney Jim O’Neill, and his staff will conduct a thorough investigation in the case.
“At the same time, we will begin our independent investigation in an effort to find justice amidst this terribly sad event,” the statement said. “While this investigation remains open, it would be improper to engage in conjecture and speculation into facts currently not known.”
Prudente-Anorve, whose address police listed as on Goldfloss Street, was being held Monday in the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $25,000, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 20.