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Driver charged with killing 8-year-old boy in Alexandria

A Fairfax County man has been charged with manslaughter and several other crimes after he allegedly swerved his car off of Duke Street and hit a mother and her 8-year-old son, killing the boy, police said.

Alexandria police said Victor M. Aldana, 22, of the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, was driving west on Duke Street near Interstate 395 when he ran off the roadway and struck the two pedestrians before coming to rest against a highway guardrail. The 8-year old boy, identified Monday as Brian Hernandez-Chavez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Aldana was charged with manslaughter while driving under the influence, maiming (under the influence), reckless driving and operating a vehicle without a license, police said. He is being held without bond at the Alexandria jail.

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Annie Gowen is The Post’s India bureau chief and has reported for the Post throughout South Asia and the Middle East.


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