Charges were filed Thursday against two individuals in connection to a fatal crash in March.

In a Thursday news release, the Virginia State Police said two individuals were arrested by VSP Trooper T.A. Hackenbracht in connection with a fatal crash March 11. The crash in Nelson County killed 16-year-old Alexis Fincham.

“Originally, Zachary W. Debilzan, 22, of Amherst, Va., identified himself as the vehicle’s driver. But extensive investigation by Trooper Hackenbracht confirmed the driver was Kelsea N. Boyer, 18, of Arrington, Va,” the news release said.

Debilzan has been charged with two counts of allowing an unlicensed person to drive, one count of failing to have insurance for his vehicle, one count of making a false report to law enforcement and one count of obstruction of justice.

Boyer was charged with one count of reckless driving, one count of driving an uninsured vehicle, one count of failing to have proof of insurance at the crash scene, two counts of driving without a license, two counts of obstruction of justice, two counts of making a false report to law enforcement, no seat belt, failing to have a juvenile secured in a seat belt, and three vehicle equipment violations.

According to the news release, Boyer has been released on bond. According to Nelson County General District Court online records, Debilzan was released on his own recognizance.

The fatal crash occurred March 11 at 1:05 p.m. when a 1999 Acura Integra was traveling west on Oak Ridge Road and ran off the side of the highway. VSP said the driver overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to cross back onto the roadway and cross the center line. The driver then overcorrected a second time, which caused the vehicle to run off the right side of the highway again.

“The vehicle then struck an embankment and a tree, spun around and overturned,” the news release said.

At the time, Debilzan suffered minor injuries, while Boyer and Fincham suffered serious injuries and were transported to University of Virginia medical center in Charlottesville. Fincham succumbed to her injuries at UVa medical center March 11 according to the news release.

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Erin Conway covers Nelson County for the News and Advance. Reach her at (434) 385-5524.

Erin Conway covers Nelson County. Reach her at (434) 385-5524 or econway@newsadvance.com.

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