8-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car

Boy and his mother walking on Duke Street when a car ran off roadway

Monday, Jan 16, 2012  |  Updated 4:52 PM EDT
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Driver Charged in Crash That Killed Boy, 8

Alexandria Police

Victor Aldana

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Alexandria Police have charged a driver with DUI manslaughter and three other counts stemming from a crash Sunday.

Victor M. Aldana, 22, has also been charged with DUI maiming, reckless driving, and driving without a license. He is being held without bond.

Police said Aldana was driving a 1994 Honda Accord westbound on Duke Street near the overpass to I-395 when he lost control of the car.

The car ran off the right side of the roadway, striking a 31-year-old woman and her son, Brian Hernandez-Chavez, 8, of the Lincolnia area.

The boy died at the scene. His mother was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Aldana was not injured.

This is the first fatal pedestrian crash of 2012 in Alexandria, police said.

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