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 MEDIA ADVISORY
APRIL 11, 2009 #09-020
2:30 A.M. HILDEBRANDT

Alexandria Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Russell Road

Alexandria police are investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a 75 year-old Alexandria woman.  The accident occurred at approximately 12:10 A.M. on Saturday, April 11, in the 3100 block of Russell Road.

Initial investigation indicates that the driver of a white van was heading southbound on Russell Road.  The driver swerved into the northbound lane of traffic and hit a passenger vehicle head on.  The driver then collided with a parked car before attempting to flee the scene.  Police were able to apprehend the driver before he could leave.  One occupant of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other occupant was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

Members of the Crash Reconstruction Team are investigating the crash.

This is the first traffic fatality in the City this year.