The Washington Post

Police search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Fauquier County

A 58-year-old Virginia man was killed in a hit-and-run in Fauquier County, authorities said.

Douglas Rabren, of Stafford, was killed shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday while driving on Route 17 in the county, about a mile south of Route 28.

Diego Vazquez Mendoza (Virginia State Police)

The impact pushed Rabren’s car into another vehicle on Route 17. Rabren’s and Mendoza’s vehicles both ran off the right side of the road.

Rabren died at the scene and his passenger, 59-year-old Debra Rabren, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the third vehicle involved in the crash was not injured.

Mendoza fled from the scene on foot before troopers arrived, and state police continue to search for him.

Mendoza’s last place of residence was 400 James Madison Highway, also known as the Sleep Hollow Motel Trailer Park, in Culpeper County.

Anyone with information can call 540-829-7771 or e-mail


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Perks of private flying
Drawing as an act of defiance
Play Videos
Husband finds love, loss in baseball
Bao: The signature dish of San Francisco
From foster homes to the working world
Play Videos
How soccer is helping Philadelphia men kick the streets
Here's why you hate the sound of your own voice
The woman behind the Nats’ presidents ‘Star Wars’ makeover
Play Videos
How hackers can control your car from miles away
How to avoid harmful chemicals in school supplies
How much can one woman eat?