A 62-year-old woman died due to injures she sustained in a hit-and-run accident on Tuesday, police say.
On April 16, at approximately 10:24 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Van Buren Street and Elden Street regarding a report of an accident involving a car and a pedestrian, according to the Herndon Police Department.
From Fairfax County police:
A Herndon man in his early 30’s died as a result of a crash that took place on Dranesville Road at around 3 a.m. Saturday, February 23.
The victim was a passenger in a 1997 BMW and was ejected from the car after the driver lost control, ran off of the right side of the roadway and rolled the vehicle near Butter Churn Drive. The driver attempted to continue driving after the crash but reportedly ran over the passenger who was lying in the roadway.
Both driver and passenger fled the scene but were located several hours later. The driver, Elixavier Ramirez, 23, of Herndon was located when he attempted to report that the vehicle had been stolen. Detectives charged Ramirez with felony hit and run, no operator’s license and filing a false police report.
A second passenger was located in Loudoun County after approaching a deputy and reporting that he had been in a crash. Wilson Escobar, unknown age, of Herndon was transported to Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Crash Reconstruction Detectives are continuing the investigation and additional charges may be pending.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
The Washington Post now reports the man found dead near the spot where a woman (now identified as 35-year-old Simret Tekle Woldetensae) was found dead as a result of a hit-and-run recently in Herndon was her husband, Fitsum A. Gebretatios, 32.
Police said they are still working to determine how Fitsum A. Gebretatios, 32, died. They had been searching for him after his wife was found dead early Wednesday and his Toyota was found crashed into a parked car about a block away.
Woldetensae and Gebretatios lived in the 600 block of Center Street, near the scene of the hit-and-run, police said.
From the Washington Post, yesterday’s sad story of a woman found dead from a hit-and-run incident in Herndon now seems sadder: the woman’s potential husband also found dead nearby and the woman’s children in child protective custody.
Herndon police said Wednesday that the man’s body was found Wednesday afternoon in a creek near the accident scene. The woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was found early Wednesday. She is not being identified pending notification of family members, police said.
The woman’s three small children, meanwhile, were found alone in the couple’s home shortly after police found her body, said police Lt. Ron Thunman. The children were removed from the home by child welfare officials.
From the Washington Post:
Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision that left one woman dead in a Herndon parking lot overnight.
The victim’s body was found shortly after midnight Wednesday in the 600 block of Center Street. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead in the parking lot, Herndon police said.
According to police, a black Toyota that investigators believe may have struck the woman was parked a short distance from the parking lot where she was found. Police said that vehicle had apparently hit several other cars parked on Center Street.