According to the police, the accident happened at approximately 1:40 p.m. in Woodbridge, Va at the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Touchstone Circle. A 2010 Nissan Sentra driven by Duane Chaldron Brown, 32, ran a red light on Old Bridge Road and struck a 1998 Ford Explorer, which had the right of way.
Two 13-year-old children in the back of the Explorer, who were not wearing seat belts, were ejected from the vehicle in the collision. One of the children, identified as Antoinette Peters died from injuries sustained in the crash. The other child, who has not been identified, was treated at an area hospital with non-life-threatning injuries. Also injured in the crash was the driver of the Explorer as well as a front-seat passenger.
Following the crash, Brown fled the scene. Police apprehended Brown with the help of a K9 unit. Brown was arrested on charges including manslaughter, hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and driving on a revoked license. After taking Brown into custody, police transported him to a local hospital to be treated for internal injuries sustained in the crash.
The following statistics about traffic accidents in the U.S. are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).