Monday, June 11, 2018

Driver Charged in Fatal Hit & Run on H Street Friday


About 8:30pm on Friday police arrived at the scene of a fatal crash on H Street NE. A hit and run driver in a 2006 Toyota Camry struck a motorcyclist who was headed east on a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX in the 1100 block of H Street. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital, but lifesaving efforts failed.

The victim was later identified as 53 year old Oren Dorell. Dorell will be familiar to many readers as he lived with his wife and two sons in the Trinidad neighborhood. He was a foreign affairs reporter for USA Today.

The hit and run driver, 47 year old Daryl Grant Alexander of southeast DC, was arrested by police not long after and has been charged with Second Degree Murder, Driving under the Influence, and Leaving after Colliding.


Further coverage:

Traffic Fatality: 1100 Block of H Street, Northeast (MPD Press Release, June 9, 2018)

USA TODAY foreign affairs reporter Oren Dorell killed in hit-and-run (USA Today, June 9, 2018)

USA Today reporter killed as a car hit him while he was riding a motorcycle in D.C. (Washington Post, June 9, 2018)

USA Today reporter dies after hit-and-run accident in NE DC on Friday (WUSA9, June 9, 2018)

USA Today Reporter, Father of 2, Killed in DC Hit-and-Run Crash (NBC 4, June 10, 2018)

USA Today reporter who called Haifa home killed in hit-and-run (Times of Israel, June 10, 2018)


Foote said...

Is there any report of a GoFundMe for the victim?

Anonymous said...

The actions of H Streeters was heartening on Friday. People chased the man and made the car stop, they worked together to LIFT the car before the police got there. People of all walks of life worked together to try to save him. I am so sorry for the familiy's loss.

Christopher said...

GoFundMe page for Oren is below. Please help support this family in their time of need!

pat said...

I wonder if this is the guy.

Looks like Alcohol is wrecking two lives.