Father, daughter hospitalized after teen runs stop sign

TOWN OF VIENNA — A father and his infant daughter were hospitalized Saturday evening after law enforcers said a 17-year-old driver ran a stop sign and crashed into their vehicle on Powell Road.

Sheriff’s deputies said Dustin A. Becraft, of Vienna, was westbound on Powell at 7:21 p.m. when he ran the stop sign at the intersection with Kimball Road, and his 2001 Dodge pickup crashed into the driver’s side of a southbound 2006 Nissan, driven by Jason H. Spellicy, 39, of Vienna. Deputies said Becraft quickly reversed, spun his tires in the middle of the roadway and fled the scene of the crash.

Spellicy, meanwhile, was treated at Rome Memorial Hospital for his injuries, along with his 9-month-old daughter Stella M. Spellicy, deputies said. Two other passengers, Amanda, 35, and Claudia Spellicy, 15, were not injured. Likewise, Becraft’s passenger, Ashley Leduc, 20, of Rome, was not injured.

Sheriff’s deputies said Becraft was eventually found and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, running a stop sign, failure to yield, operating out of class and several more vehicle and traffic violations. He is scheduled to appear in Town Court.