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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The weekend is almost here. Before the remnants of Hurricane Ian arrive or you head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax…
One of the oldest neighborhoods in southeastern Fairfax County is holding its birthday party this weekend, despite the likelihood of rain. Jefferson Manor near Groveton is celebrating its 75th birthday…
The general public’s last chance to weigh in on Fairfax County’s ongoing study of the bicycle and pedestrian network in the West Falls Church Metro station area will come later…
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