The following is a list of individuals who died in traffic accidents in which police in Arlington or Fairfax counties or Alexandria contend that alcohol was a factor.
* Manuel Jose Baca Jr., 40, of 1121 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington. Baca was killed when he was struck by a car as he crossed a street near the intersection of North Lynn Street and Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. Raul Canales Torrento, of 1401 B Van Dorn St., Alexandria, was subsequently charged with felony hit and run and involuntary manslaughter. On Sept. 24, he pleaded guilty to both charges and was given two five-year sentences of which all but nine months were suspended.
"I'd rather not talk about it," Torrento said earlier this week from the Arlington County Jail. "I feel bad enough about it already."
* Celdonio Cabrera, 21, of 3425 Whiting St., Alexandria. Cabrera was killed Aug. 17, when his motorcycle was struck by a truck as he rode west on Monroe Avenue at the intersection with North Henry Street in Alexandria. Len Bowman, 40, of Melford, N.H., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to yield the right of way. On Sept. 17 he was fined $500 and given a six-month suspended sentence, according to the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorneys office.
* Glen Michael Corcoran, 29, 10220 Arlington Blvd., Oakton. Corcoran died Oct. 19, after the car in which he was a passenger skidded across the road and was hit broadside by a car headed south on Shirley Gate Road near Fairfax City. Barbara K. Harrell, 22, 7431 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, has been indicted by a Fairfax County grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the accident.
* Susan Marie Herzog, 18, of 4922 Cove Rd., Fairfax. Herzog was killed Jan. 1, when the car she was driving was struck head-on by another vehicle on Commonwealth Boulevard near the intersection of East Wheatstone Drive in Fairfax County. Kevin Jay Tunell, 17, 10227 Raider La., Fairfax, was convicted of manslaughter and drunken driving in connection with the case. He was sentenced to court-supervised probation until age 21 and the loss of his driver's license for the same time period. As part of his probation, he was ordered to perform community service.
* Daniel S. Leggette, 32, 7974 Audubon Ave., Alexandria, was killed Dec. 12, when he jumped into the path of one car as he walked southbound on Rte. 1 in Fairfax County. He then rolled into the path of another car before being struck by a third car. The first and third cars stopped but, according to the police, the second car kept driving. Leggette, police said, had been drinking.
* Jack Menefee Messner, 69, 1605 Kirby Rd., McLean. Messner died Jan. 4 when he lost control of his car as he was driving northbound on Idylwood Road in Fairfax County. Police said he drove off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole.
* Diane Elaine Nist, 17, 3011 Virginia Dare Ct., Chantilly. Nist died Oct. 27 as a result of injuries she received in an automobile accident on Oct. 18. The accident occurred when the car in which she was passenger swerved across Union Mill Road near Clifton, struck a tree, and burst into flames. Another juvenile was driving at the time.
* Dawn Marie Stewart, 14, 2400 Ramble Woods Dr., District Heights, Md. Stewart was killed May 1 on I-66 near Centreville when the car in which she was a passenger went out of control, struck a guard rail and went over an embankment. A 13-year-old girl was driving the automobile at the time of the accident. An adult who was in the car was found guilty of contributing to the deliquency of a minor, according to the Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorneys office.
* Michael D. Webber, 32, 6045 Bell View Dr., Falls Church. Webber was killed Feb. 21 as he walked along the right shoulder of Rte. 1 north of Backlick Road in Fairfax County. Police said a vehicle drifted out of its traffic lane and onto the right shoulder where it struck him. Jan Gabriel White pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in connection with the case, according to the Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorneys office. White is currently a participant in the county's Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP), a county traffic court official said.