A 13-year-old girl has died and others were hospitalized after a crash caused by a drunk driver who went through a red light in Prince William County early Sunday, police said.
Antoinette Peters of Alexandria was injured in the Sunday morning crash and died on Monday.
The fatal collision occurred at about 1:40 a.m. Duane Chaldron Brown, 32, drove his 2010 Nissan Sentra through a red light on Old Bridge Road and hit a 1998 Ford Explorer, which had a green light and was turning left from Touchstone Circle, police said.
Peters and a 13-year-old boy were in the back seat of the Ford Explorer and were not wearing seatbelts, authorities said. Both were thrown from the car. The second 13-year-old, from Woodbridge, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, as were the driver of the Ford Explorer and a front-seat passenger. The driver was a 46-year-old woman from Woodbridge and the passenger was a 19-year-old Woodbridge man.
Brown fled from the scene on foot, police said. With the help of a police dog, officers found him and arrested him on charges including manslaughter, hit and run, driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license.
Police realized after Brown was in custody that he had sustained internal injuries in the crash. He remained hospitalized on Monday, Prince William County police spokesman Jonathan Perok said. He will be held without bond.