Man indicted in deadly Va. food truck crash makes first court appearance

Tony Dane, driver of food truck that killed woman back in September. Indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges today. (Photo: Loudoun County Sheriff's)

On Tuesday, the person suspected of being responsible for the food truck crash that left a mother in Virginia dead made his first court appearance.

Police say Tony Steven Dane, the driver of a bus converted into a food truck, ran a stop sign in Ashburn back in September and plowed into a car carrying five people including 39-year-old Erin Kaplan, her mother and Kaplan’s three children.

Kaplan died at the scene. Her husband, Faran, was not in the car at the time. He told ABC7 News that their oldest child, a senior in high school, remains hospitalized, and is doing well considering.

On Monday, Dane was indicted on multiple counts including involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, driving without a license and insurance and failure to have the vehicle inspected. Dane reportedly told authorities the brakes failed.

“The family is devastated. The children have lost their mother. Faran has lost his wife. They are struggling to come to terms with their grief. Today’s indictments provide hope that at least some measure of justice will be served," said Attorney Michael Shevlin told ABC7 News.

On Wednesday Dane will have a bond hearing at 1:00 p.m.

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