The driver of a car involved in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday (Aug. 7) has been arrested and charged, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
Michael Escalante-Torre, 33, turned himself in to the Town of Herndon Police Station on Monday night (Aug. 8) after police attempted to find the driver of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze that crashed into a tree on Dranesville Road just north of Powells Tavern Place.
The passenger — Alexis Andy Quispe Arontinco, 27, of Herndon — was killed in the crash.
According to police, Escalante-Torre was driving the car when it struck a tree near the intersection of Powells Tavern Place. Preliminarily, people believe speed was a factor in the crash and they continue to investigate if alcohol was also a factor.
Police first failed to locate the driver after he ran from the scene before police arrived. A K9 unit and helicopter-assisted search proved unsuccessful.
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