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No Charges to Be Filed After Alexandria Crash That Killed Woman



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    The dump truck driver in a deadly hit-and-run in Alexandria earlier this fall will not be charged with a crime, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

    The crash that killed Deborah Ann Bogart, 60, on Sept. 4 was a "tragic accident," Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter said.

    "Based on our review of the available facts in this case, there is no evidence that the driver committed any criminal or traffic offense in this case," Porter said in a statement. "Therefore, no charges will be filed."

    There was no evidence the driver -- who left the scene thinking she had hit an animal -- was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or that she knew she had hit a person, Porter said.

    No witnesses have come forward in the case, and there's no indication the driver took evasive action to flee the scene, prosecutors said.

    Bogart was hit about 9:20 a.m. in the intersection of Braddock Road and Commonwealth Avenue, police said. She was struck with such great force that she died instantly, according to officials.

    The driver was headed toward a construction site near West Masonic View Drive to load construction gravel into the truck. She was reportedly seen after the crash cleaning the mudflaps and undercarriage, and covering them with gravel from the site.

    "The driver has expressed sincere remorse about the situation," Porter said.