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Person killed after being struck by car in grocery store parking lot, deputies say

Deputies are still investigating the deadly crash that happened around 4:30 pm at the Lidl located at 1175 Warrenton Road.
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STAFFORD, Va. — A person was killed after being struck by a driver's vehicle inside a Lidl grocery store parking lot in Stafford County, Virginia, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. 

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said in a release Thursday that the crash happened around 4:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lidl grocery store located 1175 Warrenton Road.

Deputies arrived within minutes and found the victim, identified as 49-year-old Daniel Junco of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Junco was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators say the driver of the striking vehicle, a white 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with a trailer attached, was found nearby. The investigation revealed that the driver, 24-year-old Jared Carter of Stedman, North Carolina, knew the victim. 

Carter has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case, deputies said. He's currently being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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