Virginia man faces manslaughter charge in 1999 fatal accident
A 46-year-old Charlottesville, Va., man is in the Orange County Jail after he was arrested at his residence and brought back to face charges of manslaughter and bail jumping in connection with a vehicular fatality in November 1999 in the city of Newburgh.
Benjamin Carrera allegedly was driving a vehicle while drunk, killing Felix Santiago, authorities said.
When Carrera was arrested following the accident, he was released on $20,000 bail, but never returned to court, authorities said.
In 2015, investigators determined that he had changed his name to Burista Ramos and had moved to western Virginia.
He had been arrested several times in Virginia under his assumed name for alcohol, fraud and public order offenses, police said.
After investigation by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and deputy marshals from the Western District of Virginia, Carrera was arrested without incident and returned to Goshen, where he awaits further court proceedings, police said.