Driver who crashed Corvette during test drive, causing salesman’s death is now a fugitive

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Alex Demetro considered a fugitive

ONTARIO, Calif. – A man who is accused killing a man when he crashed a Corvette during a test drive is now considered a fugitive.

On Feb. 23, 28-year-old Alex Demetro was taken into custody after he allegedly crashed a Corvette into a tree during a test drive.

Witnesses told KTLA the sports car was going at least 70 mph.

The crash killed 43-year-old Warren Smale, a salesman at CarMax.

On March 7, Demetro was charged with one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving while under the influence of a drug causing injury and driving when privilege suspended or revoked with priors.

Demetro had previous convictions for driving with a suspended license in 2009 and twice in 2013.

He was scheduled to appear in court on March 7, but never showed up.

At that point, an arrest warrant was issued.