Alex Demetro, 28, allegedly crashed a Corvette into a tree during a test drive Feb. 23 in Ontario. As a result of the impact, 43-year-old Warren Smale of Montclair, a CarMax employee, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
Demetro was released from jail Feb. 24, after posting $100,000 bail.
On March 7, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office charged Demetro with one count of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated, one count of Driving While Under the Influence of a Drug Causing Injury, and one count of Driving When Privilege Suspended or Revoked with Priors.
Deputy District Attorney Jack Liu, who is assigned to the Office of Traffic Safety Unit (OTS), will prosecute this case. The case is currently under investigation by the Ontario Police Department. No further details will be released at this time.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Alex Demetro, please contact Ontario Police Officer Brian Olivo at (909) 395-4646 or callers wishing to remain anonymous can dial We-Tip at (800) 78-CRIME.