Driver Charged in Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Franconia

Franconia Police District – A 20-year-old woman has died from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred just before 12:30 this morning. Officers were called to the area of Manchester Boulevard and Beulah Street for a single-vehicle crash. Sara Flores, 20, of Lorton, was the driver of a 2005 Toyota Solara and was traveling east on Manchester Boulevard near Silver Lakes Boulevard. The Toyota left the roadway and struck a telephone pole before coming to a stop. The front passenger, Danight Girmay, 20, of Lorton, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Flores and the two rear male passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries later considered not to be life threatening.

A warrant for Flores was issued for driving under the influence and will be served upon her release from the hospital. Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit determined speed was also a factor in the crash. Additional charges are pending. Details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review. 

Victim advocates from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to this case to ensure the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone -1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers“. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to contact you. 

This is the 3rd non-pedestrian related fatality in the County to date in 2022.  

Year to date, in 2021 there was 1 non-pedestrian related fatality.  

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