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Driver Charged in Crash that Killed Popular Radio Personality

Courtesy: WTVR

Courtesy: WTVR

April 6, 2012

The driver of a pickup truck that hit and killed longtime WFLS radio personality Brian Strobel has been charged with reckless driving.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office said Friday that 42-year-old Ralph Thomas Rapillo was charged with the misdemeanor on Thursday.

The sheriff's office says a pickup truck driven Rapillo ran off the road and hit Strobel on March 7. Strobel was walking his dog at the time. The 65-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Strobel retired from WFLS at the end of 2007 after 30 years with the Fredericksburg station. He had worked a total 40 years in radio.

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