1 Dead, 3 Injured in Franconia Crash: Police

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One person has died and three people are injured after a single-car crash in Franconia, Virginia, Fairfax County police said early Thursday.

The car crashed into a telephone pole at Manchester Boulevard and Beulah Street about 12:30 a.m.

Passenger Danight Girmay, 20, died at the scene.

Everybody in the family will always miss her dearly, and, just, we love her so much.

Shumjuna Girmay

“The funniest person that you every could ever get to meet in your life,” said her brother, Shumjuna Girmay. “Somebody who knows how to always say the funniest thing at the right time.”

He described her as loving, kind and full of life.

“My sister is probably the most charismatic and lovable person you could ever meet on this side of the planet,” he said. “She could always manage to find a way to be sociable and kind.”

The driver, 20-year-old Sara Flores, and two men in the back seat were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.

Flores was charged with driving under the influence. Police said they believe speed was a factor.

Manchester Boulevard was closed as detectives investigated, but the road has reopened, police said.

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