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Man Accused of Intentionally Striking Woman, 66, With Car in Manassas

Shamsa Begum, 66, died on Monday, a day after the crash

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    Suspect Intentionally Struck and Killed Woman in Manassas

    Investigators say a man intentionally ran a woman down and then kept on driving. News4's Pat Collins spoke to a man who says he saw the fatal hit-and-run. (Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019)

    A Maryland man is accused of purposely striking a woman he knew with a car in Manassas, Virginia, and taking off.

    Shamsa Begum, 66, died on Monday, a day after the crash in the 9600 block of Cloverhill Road, the Manassas City Police Department said.

    Police say 29-year-old Muhammad Taha intentionally struck Begum when she was standing in the roadway about 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Taha drove off and Prince William County police later arrested him at a 7-Eleven on Dumfries Road, police said.

    Taha was charged with second-degree murder and hit-and-run involving death in Manassas. Prince William County authorities also charged him with driving under the influence and having an open container.

    He is being held in jail without bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for May 20.

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