Winston-Salem man accused of running light, killing 1 charged with involuntary manslaughter

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Ivan Jonathan Prudente-Anorve

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man who allegedly ran a red light and crashed his SUV into another vehicle, killing one person, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Winston-Salem police said the crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Waughtown and Vargrave streets and involved a Chevrolet Trailblazer and a Toyota Corolla.

The driver of the SUV, Ivan Jonathan Prudente-Anorve, allegedly ran the red light and crashed into the Corolla, which was driven by 21-year-old Cameron Mark Francis, who later succumbed to his injuries at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Three of the victim’s passengers were injured, two of which were treated and released. The third passenger, identified as Marquice Gaines, is still being treated for injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Prudente-Anorve is in jail on a $25,000 bond.